Post by walkswithblackflies on Jul 9, 2019 8:07:06 GMT -8
There is a highly aggressive animal patrolling the entrance to our garage. If you visit, YOU WILL BE ATTACKED!!! My neighbors are having similar problems. The culprit:
Male red admirals are territorial and perch during the afternoon until sunset. Larger territories are optimal and subject to intrusion by other males more frequently than smaller territories. Territories tend to be oval, 8–24 feet (2.4–7.3 m) long and 13–42 feet (4.0–12.8 m) wide. Males patrol their territory by flying around the perimeter between 7 and 30 times per hour. On average, territory holders interact with intruders 10 to 15 times per hour.
When another male encroaches on a red admiral's territory, the resident chases away the intruder, often in a vertical, helical path to disorient or tire out the intruder while minimizing the horizontal distance it travels from its perch.
Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.
We've had a huge influx of these guys around here. They hang out on the roads, by the thousands. My front of my pickup is just covered with them. Crazy. I don't know what they're doing on the road so much, getting salts/minerals?