No idea where to post this but the most intriguing thing happened. I live in the jungle in south east asia. Naturally there are all sorts of critters,
bugs, snakes etc, and over my time here I have some very entertaining animal stories.
Over the last few days I befriended a large dragonfly. This insect has always intrigued me.
Since I was a kid I noticed they seem to go about their own business, and although are not impossible to catch, they seem to keep their distance.
This "speciman"was flying around my house. After a day it hadn't left. It then insisted on settling on my hand. It got to a point where I gouldn't
get rid of it. On returning home from work the following day it appeared to follow me around, again resting gently on my hand. I showed my wife and
emailed a few pics to friends. My wife didn't believe me that it had been hanging around until I showed her a photo from the night before.
Unfortunately on day 3 it was eaten by a large gecko, much to my wifes' ammusement. She kept calling to me from the lounge area to alert me to the
fact that the dragonfly, who was sitting right next to where I usually sit, was been stalked by a large gecko.
he story ends there sadly.
Now I am under no delusion that this is a supernatural event, but for the life of me I can not find any reference to dragonflys having any kind of
this kind of behaviour. I believe large centipedes are trainable, but why would such a creature liturally follow me around. BTW it slept on the wall
right next to me when I slept, and followed me to the toilet when I got up the following day.
Mods, please stick this anywhere, and anyone with similar stories or information on dragonflys, please post away.
Of note, I have noticed all sorts of peculiar behaviour here in the jungle recently, and I am wondering if this is signs of nature "evolving".
Sorry to antone who wonders why on earth I would put this story on ATS, but I honestly couldn't think of a better place to start.
Here's a photo.