Your funny observations / iNat experiences

There was an old thread for this that’s been closed for a while. Cheer us up again with your funny pics or stories.

This isn’t really side splitting, but I think the sign alerting the deer to the Human Xing is good for a chuckle:

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104142213

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I could definitely use a laugh or two right now after having to deal with some rather headache-inducing car trouble so I will be eagerly checking this thread! As for my own observations I have picked out a few favorites, all of which have descriptions.

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Forward-facing Egret
Ruined sunset
Sneaky Grackle (Video attached)
Cat-phished Flycatchers
Opportunistic Woodpecker (Video attached)
Kingfisher flyby
The time I was yelled at by three catbirds
Urban lettuce
Suet-stealing vultures

Greatly looking forward to what encounters await me this year!

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It’s worth visiting the project Geralds of the World. Mildly humorous observations. Just don’t click on Gerald itself unless you have a lot of patience.

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The Observational Comedy project is still up and running.

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Tomato in a pine savanna had me puzzled for sure. Almost picked some.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102965122

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Mallard on a bird feeder:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39432879

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This buzzard pooped right as I was taking a photo: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35711111

I was looking at a patch of liverwort and noticed that this one looks like a smiley face: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38663465

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:grinning:
I have a face, too… a jellyfish
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/73901318

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I don’t have any side splitters but have had some fun ones:

This Opossum was in a trash can. When I removed him, he was trying to lay there doing the whole “play dead” thing (I think I heard somewhere, that they actually pass out?), but he wasn’t committed to the part and kept opening his eye, I assume to see if I was still there.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39540024
This one ducked behind a tree when I came up, so I just waited for him.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67298529
This one was laying on his side when I found him on a hot day. He took the drink and moved on.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53897743
If it’s not obvious I love Opossums.
I was taking a picture of this Titmouse a couple of weeks ago when he suddenly dropped to the ground and came back up. The way he’s posing, it kinda felt like a hunter posing with a trophy.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103336770

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Goose violence during baby season! https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/75718382

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Pteronymia cf. dispaena with hedgehog: Genus Pteronymia from 56, El Retiro, Antioquia, CO on August 02, 2021 at 03:39 PM by Andrea Arango. La encontré en el alto de las palmas, muy débil. · iNaturalist

Kinda cute but the butterfly doesn’t look well so maybe slightly blursed

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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38719039 People seem to like my photo showing the indifference of cormorants to tourists in the Everglades

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My fish in a tree has got to be my funniest one. Weirdest place I’ve spotted a fish.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103623075

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Welcome to the Forum and thanks for posting your (nesting?) fish!

I have three funny iNat experiences:

On May I was trying to make a picture of a rare cicada in a field, it was quite windy and the sun was literally burning my neck. The cicada was singing on a 30 cm long and very thin stem. I carefully tried to snap a picture to not scare the cicada. The cicada, thank God, wasn’t frightened. But the stalk wobbled wildly back and forth. I photographed on my knees for 15 minutes and that was enough for me. Some pictures are partially sharp, some are completely blurred (even with flash …). In the end I was satisfied with about 5 good pictures out of 50 taken. I will never forget that ;)

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102429804

On August, I recorded two male cicadas. Both were on the same branch and had something like a dialogue (a pretty loud one, approximately 90 Dezibel). They got closer and closer, got noisier and started something like we humans would call a fight. It really looked and sounded like a catfight…

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95427844

I think some people will agree to the following kind of experience, because I’ve also seen it happening to many people.
Sometimes, when you push the “agree” button in an observation, and then you click on it again, because you aren’t sure if you indeed agreed, then, suddenly you have a withdrawn ID and below the same active ID. It might be funny as well as annoying sometimes. Because (for me) this looks kind of ugly to have so many withdrawn ID’s…
I alway think like “OMG, it happened again!!!” and start laughing…

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/102429775

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People seem to like this one:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19807660

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The joke is best when you see the thumbnail before you click for the full photo view.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57205887

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This groundhog that was not on the ground

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Not my observation, but this one is definitely a favorite!

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Kind of darkly funny, but here’s a “Gnat Ogre” robber fly, a normally ferocious little predator, getting a taste of its own medicine. (I.e. getting eaten by a bigger robber fly)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101232263

And a curious Cave Salamander wondering why I keep shining a light in its face:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66361337

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