Fun with Photoshop

Even astute readers of the local paper and dedicated Twitter(ites?) may have missed the headline.
I was particularly surprised that Twitter, with its propensity to accentuate accurate tweets, seems to have squandered this opportunity for sensationalism.

The Story from Page 2:

While walking along the river under the Train Bridge in Saskatoon, local resident Trent Watts was suddenly aware of a deluge of sand that seemingly came out of nowhere. Closer inspection revealed a colony of Bronzed Tiger Beetles engaged in a frenzy of sand digging.

Soon, up to his neck in sand, Watts began to fear for his life. One of the beetles approached with giant scissor-like mandibles which seemed capable of penetrating a human skull. 

Fortunately for Watts, just before the fatal insertion a female beetle passed by and the offending beetle turned and mounted the tempting female.

This allowed Watts sufficient time to dig out of the sand trap and run for help.

Fortunately, it was a day full of surprises where giant forms of many creatures were abundant. Soon an American White Pelican swooped in and offered Watts a ride to safety.

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  1. Kaeli September 9, 2022 at 7:55 am #

    This is great!

  2. Nola Leighton September 8, 2022 at 6:30 am #

    Well! Well! So well done. Methinks therein lies the potential for a great fairy tale! You made us laugh. We shall be on the lookout for giant insects and rescue-type waterfowl! ❤️

  3. Rich September 7, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    I thank I saw one of those bugs in me camper

  4. Earl September 7, 2022 at 9:34 am #

    What an exciting life you lead!

    I thought that you might have fallen from the pelican ‘s neck into a giant tulip where you slid to a stop under a snowfall of pollen.

    Weird and wonderful fun with Photoshop and the imagination. Thanks for giving us your latest.


  5. Robert September 7, 2022 at 9:17 am #

    OMG that was a close call!!
    I guess you won’t be a fan of the beetles after this…
    So glad you escaped. Please carry bug spray under the train bridge, or at minimum an armed guard.

  6. Ernie September 7, 2022 at 8:54 am #


  7. Miranda September 7, 2022 at 8:20 am #

    What a narrow escape! What good luck..I dream of flying with pelicans!

  8. Jan September 7, 2022 at 8:15 am #

    What great adventures you have! And keeping us, your fans, up to date so we can share them with you, thanks Trent.

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