Observations That Tell a Story

I’ve seen quite a few posts which include funny (or sad) stories, with Observations as proof/illustration. There are also many Observations that speak for themselves, such as this one:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7560054

Some stories span multiple Observations: a larva becomes a pupa becomes a moth, or a lesson learned from one Observation is applied to another.

I don’t see a thread which serves as a place to share funny or thought-provoking Observation-stories.
Here’s mine (it’s not amazing but it’s what sparked my idea):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34695313
I know there are far funnier, more dramatic, and more photogenic Observation-stories. Share yours here!

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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26222320

(Incidentally, the identifications were reordered during a taxon swap. @maxallen has the “Improving” trophy now. Is that a new bug?)

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a snake that got stuck in a hole
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21796256
(happy ending not shown)

anole cannibalism
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17013471

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Here’s the saddest observation I’ve ever posted:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22197185

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On a lighter-hearted note:

Reptiles photobombing my Euphorbia photos!
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9297777
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2543413

Verbascum as an epiphyte?
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7777933

Cocklebur and its morphological story.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30782795
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/seeds-and-fruits/journal/26719-is-the-bur-of-a-cocklebur-really-a-fruit

Here’s a sad one (with a happy ending) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7288174

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While flipping through my observations almost every one triggered a story-like memory for me. Not that interesting for everyone else, but worth doing with your own observations once in a while.

Here are a few of mine. The ones that have the most impact are (unfortunately) mostly predation events or other sad stories:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9433628
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25134856
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/33104308

Here’s one where I learned what was plugging up my garden hose: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7268150

The last one is just a simple, dumb story which might make you smile:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21431732

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The moral of these stories:
Dispersal is easier if you have a car: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29189476
And it doesn’t hurt to be in the driver’s seat: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19033261
(not sure if this quite fits the theme…but they are funny)

Here are 2 of mine that I observed rather recently, at the same location
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34231269
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34231270
unfortunately not very happy ones, but as for the california gull, it was something you dont get to personally experience from gulls very often, I do hope it will be able to recover from its injury.

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The OG story observation imo- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21143794

I love a good territorial dispute on the wing too. Will our hero see off the interloper? Will they lose their snack? The stakes are high!-
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34004531
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15034503
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18854618

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Being a fan of Carex, I like this one. See the second photo.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3345810

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