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Dusk Rat and Fig Beetle

Posted from Culver City, California at 6:36 pm, June 25th, 2020

Our new backyard is beginning to attract a wider variety of wildlife, including more birds, a bevy of possums, tons of interesting insects, and miscellaneous other critters. We’ve had roof rats around for a while (thankfully not in our roof since the epic final battle), and while people hear “rat” and immediately go “eww”, ours are pretty cute. Two new arrivals have started hanging out on our back wall each night before sunset, and we’ve named them both “Dusk Rat”.

Dusk Rat
As long as he stays out of our attic, Dusk Rat will be our new friend.
Fig Beetle
Fig beetle on the Jones Mallow. They are incredibly pretty when on land, and incredibly terrifying when in the air.

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