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Lunch 9

By SimonFletch  
Lunch 9 is my version of Silly Sunday...Smile

First, my thanks to all who commented and voted on yesterday's Lunch, with a special Thank You to Steve (sparrowhawk) for your coveted User Award - for you, Steve, I have a Special Lunch, tomorrow!

Guessed what Lunch 9 is yet? Two Dung Beetles, in a 'push me, pull you' situation! You have to keep your eyes peeled to see them and these two live in the Masai Mara.

There are primarily three types of Dung Beetle and all are good citizens, cleaning up after other animals... 1. Rollers: they roll up the dung into balls and feed from it or use it as a brooding chamber. 2. Tunnelers: they bury the dung by digging beneath it then covering it over. 3. Dwellers: they just like to live in the stuff.

All interesting stuff, which you can impart to the mother-in-law, when she comes for Lunch today...Tongue

Tags: Beetle Kenya Dung Dung beetle Masai mara Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: Bantu, ColleenA, Hermanus and 21 more

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Bantu 7 7 1 India
8 Dec 2013 3:54AM
beyond perfection,superb capture.
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
8 Dec 2013 3:56AM
A great capture Simon....they are interesting little fellas. Great use of shallow dof....
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
8 Dec 2013 4:42AM
These guys can entertain one for hours when you come across them Smile Fortunately I have already had breakfast so this image does nothing to my gastric juices Smile A super capture Simon !
ukgubbi 9 5 India
8 Dec 2013 4:45AM
Well observed and presented.
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 7:47AM
Cracking shot Simon nice dof
Love your description Simon..had a chuckle..

Wonderful image, as per usual...GrinGrin

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 9:15AM
Thanks for the laugh on a dull sunday
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
8 Dec 2013 9:41AM
Nice one Simon but I hope you are not talking a load of S**t.


sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 10:49AM
cheers Si great shot
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 12:00PM
Stunning macro work Simon. I particularly like your chosen point of view allowing you to capture this extreme feat of endurance full on..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 12:06PM
A splendid Silly Sunday shot
gwynn56 9 88 England
8 Dec 2013 1:26PM
and Fred says to Arthur as they roll it along " you know this is just a load of crap again "
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
8 Dec 2013 6:16PM
You've dung really well here Simon, this is a marvellous natural history image. These beetles are just like the chuckle brothers as they roll their ball of manure along, to me to you etc!Grin
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 775 England
8 Dec 2013 10:00PM
Rather them than me Grin
8 Dec 2013 10:48PM
Great shot Simon. Loved the write up and really giggled reading all the clever comments. Cathy
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 12:56AM
great shot Simon
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 10:51AM
Well dung WinkWinkWink

Ali Smile

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