Isn't that the New Mexico state bird?
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
I think it's "state bug" Glenn.
There was a guy on the pen forum that made pen blanks out of those little guys. The blanks sold for quite a lot. Made a neat looking pen.
Use to have those around where I live. Find one under almost every rock you'd turn over. Have not seen one years now, do not know where they all went.
"We the People ......"
We have one or two that visit our back yard regularly to feast on the field mice and kangaroo rats that are attracted to the birdseed that the doves scatter on the ground underneath my wife's bird feeders.
The state insect is the tarantula hawk, which I've never seen. Good thing, too, because the shotgun holes in the walls might be hard to explain to guests:
State snack on a stick? (Yes I had to).
State oogly boogley? (I reckon one of the various snakes ought to get that).
the exterminator we use spray for crickets to keep the scorpions away, says it's their favorite food. get rid of the food source and they don't come around. just a little tid bit in case ya did't know.
"There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward
So much for wandering around the house in the dark nekked....I mean we all do that, right??