I know, I know, I'm supposed to be on a blogging vacation and I knew as soon as I took my kind, wonderful husband up on that idea that I would instantly lose my writer's block and find a ton of topics. I vowed to save them for the following week...that is until I saw this video on Twitter of what appears to be a crimson-crested woodpecker (about the size of a pileated woodpecker her in the US) in a battle with some sort of large snake. The video description reads that this is an olive whipsnake, but I do not know my reptile. The video is supposed to be from Peru and whether the id is accurate or not, this is some amazing footage and must be seen: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGbh-6cAZA[/youtube]
Also going around on twitter is an incredible photo of a red-tailed hawk in the middle of a cloud of bats. I have no idea who took the photo, but it's fabulous.