September 16, 2007

Dragonflies Big As Pterodactyls

On the way to Plains, Georgia last week I heard a "Thud" as something bumped into the front windshield of my Volvo.

I looked around, wondering if I had hit something in the road.

A dragonfly flapped by. Then another. Couldn't believe the size.

You notice these sorts of things even more when you're walking the highway and not driving: the buzz of a giant dragonfly, the kick-up of dust from a speeding 18-wheeler, the annoyance of a flock of compulsive gnats.

I've seen some big dragonflies in Florida but none as big as in Plains. The dragonfly hit about the time I passed this curiosity shack near town.

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