Camping Recap Part 5: Wildlife

by This is Carrie on July 18, 2008

We saw a hermit crab, a starfish, a seal, a tarantula, wild turkeys, a family of deer, an ugly Jerusalem cricket, a handful of blue-bellied lizards, dozens of squirrels, and millions of yellow jackets (see all the photos here).

The yellow jackets loved Princess the most resulting in a total of three stings. The worst being the one that hid in her footed pajamas and waited until she was all zipped up before making his presence known.


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Beth July 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Oh my gosh – OUCH!!!!!!!! Poor Princess.


Kathi D July 19, 2008 at 2:54 am


I found a nest (or whatever) of yellow jackets here the other day. They are in a hole in the ground out by the apple tree. Almost stepped right in them.

My dad kept bees when I was little and the only bite I ever got was on my foot, from one that had gotten into the kitchen and swatted but not killed.


Chelsey July 19, 2008 at 4:04 pm

That is so sad! Poor girl.


Jen July 19, 2008 at 9:21 pm

oh…I was so jealous of your camping trip…until this post. I HATE BEES!!!!


TftCarrie July 20, 2008 at 4:17 am

The bees were uncharacteristically bad this year. Some of the boys made these cool traps out of converted plastic soda bottles, juice and honey which helped a lot.


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