So I get this email the other day that starts like this:
"I found this really disgusting thing the other day and I thought of you."
Well, really, that is quite the insult, is it not?
As it turns out, it is not quite as insulting as it first sounds. The reason this person thought of me is that they hoped, due to my vast sum of knowledge and experience with disgusting things, that I might be able to identify the disgusting thing. So, she was after my disgusting expertise. Not quite so bad, after all.
And here is the disgusting thing, in all its glory.
|Disgusting Thing - anterior|
|Disgusting Thing - posterior|
The question is, is there anyone out there that can match my skill and proficiency in disgusting things? That is your challenge for Macro Monday this week. Answers in the comments section please and the prize? ........... That's right, you can have the disgusting thing! Well, I don't really want to keep it, do I?
Just to help you on your way, here is some information passed onto me by the owner of this delightful specimen:
"My son's cat caught a rat somewhere yesterday afternoon. BJ has always wanted a pet rat, and this one seemed like it might recover, although it wasn't mobile at the time thank goodness, so he put it in his old terrarium. Last evening, however, he checked to see if it had perked up any, and it was lying partially in the water dish, not looking good at all, and it had apparently sh*t out a big thing that was moving around in the water."
"On one trip, Honey-Dog caught a gopher or something - she hadn't killed it but when she dropped it on the dirt it didn't get up and run or anything. In fact it didn't look too good at all, so I bent over it to see how bad it was hurt. Suddenly its side started rippling and moving, and then this really big "thing" burrowed out of the side of the poor little animal and started "crawling" away across the dirt. Horrible -- I've never forgotten that."
She finished by saying:
"I have that disgusting specimen -- it's in a baggie in the fridge in our office, "keeping cool"."
How lovely. I do wonder if her office colleagues had any idea about what was lurking in their fridge. And now I am wondering if mine have any idea what is lurking in our office fridge................
For more Macro Monday, go here.
P.S. Sorry about the not-so-good photos this week, but it is Mr. DBM's birthday today and due to all that celebrating, I seem to be running a bit short of time. Also, the subject matter was a little disgusting......