Creatures of the Night II

With all the recent rain in Saint Martin, the hills are green and I am expecting to see lots of creatures in the coming week. Over the past few days, I’ve gone out a bit at night to capture some of the nocturnal nightlife action and found quite a few things, mostly unidentified moths (including a variety of very small ones) and other insects. One of my more interesting finds was a large sphinx moth that was flapping on the ground even though someone had already eaten his abdomen. I also was alerted to the roosting place of a zenaida dove by a friendly security guard. Also of note was a house gecko with a necrotic tail. My guess is that it had tried to shed the tail in self-defense, but it hadn’t come off entirely.

For more nocturnal action, check out the previous creatures of the night post.

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