Friday, December 18, 2009

pixies

This tiny creature was spotted out of the corner of my eye while fluttering about my venus flytrap and carnivorous pitcher plant display. Barely four inches tall, this pixie had twiglike wings, jointed like cricket legs and papery skin. She looked fragile, but was extremely agile both in flight and on the ground. She was digging out the remains of long dead flies from the pitcher plant and munching horribly on the exoskeletons. I can only imagine this is a delicacy of some sort, and she didn't seem to mind my presence - unlike my previous encounters with fairies who are skittish and nearly impossible to see in any detail.

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