Monday, July 16, 2012

Termite nest in a tree.

This is creepy.  It is a huge termite nest up in a tree.  I would expect to see termite mounds on the ground, but I guess these termites prefer a high rent district.

I hope the termites stay fat and happy in the forest and stay out of town.

I realize that the animals I have shown recently are not exactly cute.  Crabs, bats, and termites are at the opposite end of the spectrum to the monkeys and dolphins that I showed a week or so ago.  Sorry.

Update:  Kate of Visual St. Paul daily photo site left a comment that included an Ogden Nash poem about termites, which  I am adding to this post:

Some prized termite knocked on wood
and tasted it and found it good
and that is why your Cousin May
fell through the parlor floor today.

This poem has Ogden Nash's trademark twist at the end.  Kate left a poem about crabs on my site a month or so ago, and who would ever think that she could find a poem about termites?

This week we ae showing photos of some fo the ancient Khmer temples of Cambodia ted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Julie said...

yikes, that is a termite mound. i would not want to lean up against this tree

Lois said...

I liked the bats and crabs, but these termites not so much.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It does look a little something waiting to hatch in an 'alien' movie or something Dave.

Judy said...

That is one slice of nature that I could do without.

Sharon said...

I wouldn't think that termite home would be healthy for the tree.

Kate said...

Well, all I can say is that they are God's creatures, too. Perhaps I should find a poem about them?

Kate said...

I couldn't resist, David!

The Termite

Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good!
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.

Ogden Nash

Stefan Jansson said...

Too much cuteness can be hard.

Jack said...

Odd seeing these in a tree. In South Africa, we saw loads of termite mounds growing up from the ground.

Rob and Mandy said...

Termites in a tree??? Oh, the famous monkey-termites, I suppose. LOL

JM said...

This looks familiar! :-)

Vicky said...

Ooohh, its never a good sign seeing termites high up on the tree. Eeeks!

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