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Daddy longlegs or, as they are also known, harvestmen, are to me among the most fascinating of animals. Science fiction could not come up with more remarkable beasts. Their most obvious characteristic is the one from which they derive their name: long legs. In fact they appear to be almost entirely legs. Their tiny bodies, less than a quarter inch long, are surrounded with eight legs each between one and two inches in length. Just imagine, if our torsos were the size of theirs, our proportionally-sized legs would extend over a span of forty or fifty feet. We could cross roads without setting foot on the pavement.


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ceherzog 8 years ago

Hi it raining there too? It's been raining since I got here.

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I am glad you made it safely!

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Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
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