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Mystery Picture: Mean little critter?

My kids and I were enjoying a summertime snack on the patio earlier today, and this little thing was found on the table-along with many others!  Nothing was added, doctored, or retouched.

mytery photo little creature

What do you think it is?

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26 Comments to “Mystery Picture: Mean little critter?”

  1. michaelc | Profile

    How about a frog?

    But frogs aren’t mean usually. Lazy and annoying, but not usually mean. Maybe it’s sarcasm…:)

  2. RK | Founder | Profile

    Hi Michaelc- good guess, cause that’s what the pic suggests- but not a frog (nor a to-ad :)

  3. mfeex | Profile

    a hummingbird?

  4. RK | Founder | Profile

    not a hummingbird…

  5. doar823 | Profile

    maybe a moth? But again, not a very scary critter

  6. aetrac | Profile

    its the mandible of a wasp/bee.

  7. fozzie33 | Profile

    a turtle, perhaps a box turtle…

  8. sven254 | Profile

    A worm in an apple.

  9. RK | Founder | Profile

    none yet; will post a little more of the picture later on today

  10. Sue | Profile

    Maybe a mosquito or mosquito larva. They are mean!

  11. RK | Founder | Profile

    ok, before I post a little more of the picture, here’s a big hint:

    It’s not an animal

  12. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    maybe its a fungus in a cake or in a slice of bread

  13. Sue | Profile

    A dead mosquito in a spider web

  14. michaelc | Profile

    A mushroom perhaps…

  15. mfeex | Profile

    a venus fly trap?

  16. b | Profile

    it could be a snake

  17. detmom | Profile

    a Melon seed?

  18. MattHogan | Profile

    looks like a Watermelon seed to me.

  19. RK | Founder | Profile

    Some very good guesses, and detmom and MattHogan got it. The photo was a closeup of an OrangeGlo Watermelon seed, the fruit of which is one of the most delicious things you’ll ever come across. Very different from a regular watermelon…and the bright orange flesh really does glow orange.

    And the seeds look like little critters-

    This weekend I should be able to get another one, and will try to post a picture of the melon cut so you can see :)

  20. mfeex | Profile

    Hmmmm…..Just a thought….the “believe it or not” and the “mean little critter” were kind of misleading in my opinion.

  21. RK | Founder | Profile

    mfeex-thanks for the feedback. I agree, will remove ‘believe it or not’. ‘ Mean little critter’ initially didn’t have a question mark at the end of it, but shortly after posting went back and put that in….maybe it needs to be removed altogether…

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