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Where does this critter fit in the food chain?
#513669 11/04/19 01:27 PM
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canyoncreek #513681 11/04/19 05:37 PM
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The pic looks blurry to me and has a Photobucket notice in the middle. Can anybody else see it clearly?



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canyoncreek #513689 11/04/19 08:50 PM
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Saw this critter last week in the shallows at night, via flashlight. Water was quite cold too so I was surprised to see it swimming around in the shalllows.

It has a very ineffective 'kick stroke' and can't seem to move much at all. Must be it tastes bad or it would have disappeared long ago!

Online pictures make me think this is tabanus atratus, the larvae stage of a rather large nasty looking BLACK HORSE FLY Oh RATS! that is right, photobucket is now blurring pictures to encourage us to pay them more.

I'll upload to the forum directly in this message and then delete the one above.

Thanks for letting me know the picture in my first post was bad!




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canyoncreek #513691 11/04/19 09:17 PM
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That is one creepy looking critter! If I was a fish, I wouldn't eat it either!



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canyoncreek #513714 11/05/19 12:38 PM
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Looks like a horsefly larvae to me too. I usually find them in the mud though, haven't seen one swimming around.


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It is one of the numerous species of the horse fly and deer flies family called Tabanidae.


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Looks like bait to me


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