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Thanks for coming by and visiting my domain. This started as just a spot to post a few pictures, and grew into what it is now, with over 30 pages of content, and lots of pictures, movie clips, and other goodies.  This page is your entrance, and the stepping-off point to the varied subjects in this domain. There are areas in rickubis.com that are informative, and others that are humorous (well, to me, at least), and others that are just...odd. Have fun, and thanks for stopping by.  Scroll down through the headings below and you'll get an idea of what's available. Many of the pages are linked together as well.
The RICKUBISCAM! will have the most recent updates, pictures, video, and information about anything that I've done or seen, often including material about Brazos Bend State Park, and various animals there.
-----------------------------------------Nature----------------------------------------------
Because of the number of people I meet at the park (This page is NOT affiliated to the park in any way--and that's how I prefer it.), a lot of the visitors to this site have come from there. For those who have enjoyed talking to me in person enough there to come "visit" me here, I've added short descriptions of my "nature-related" pages. Also, thanks for coming by! Y'all should know that as much as you may have enjoyed listening, or talking, to me at the park, I've also enjoyed listening and talking to you. Thanks! --07/06/2003

Birds--misc. birds--Waders(general)--Herons--Bitterns--Grebes--Pelicans--Anhingas & Cormorants------------
-Vultures-Hawks & Eagles--Owls & Falcons
Here are links to my bird video collections:  #1, a series of clips of different birds filmed at BBSP--30minutes (windows media 178,200kb). 
 
#2,"Birds Slowed In Time" 32 species filmed at BBSP in slow motion--50minutes (windows media 485,556kb). ( or FLV 380 mb)

Mammals--general-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mammals--OTTERS-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Alligators (New Introduction)  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The alligator pages started out as just a few pictures of alligators (inspired, as many of my other subjects, by my need for RICKUBISCAM material). Since then, I've seen the alligators do many things, and learned a lot about them while trying to understand them. Visit these pages and you'll probably be surprised. Follow me as I discover more about these wonderful animals.  This page shows the alligators at Brazos Bend State Park near park landmarks.
Here's a link to my alligator video--40 minutes (windows media 326mb). (or flv 258 mb)  This is an edited "live" recording of my program "It's Hard to Be an Alligator" (60min)  (wmv 480mb) (flv 374 mb)

Snakes--page 3(Snakes-novenom)---page 3a(Snakes-novenom)----------------------------------------------------- 
--page 3b(Snakes-novenom)---page 3c(Snakes-venomous)--Here's a link to my current snake video, "Is it Venomous?"--23minutes (windows media 180mb). (or flv 144 mb)

Turtles---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a short program I did (as my CIG training final project) about snapping turtles (wmv 77mb) (flv 69mb)

Lizards---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Amphibians----Bullfrogs---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fish--ray-finned(Actinopterygii)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fish--cartilaginous(Chondrichthyes)---Cookie-cutter shark attack!--------------------------------
I didn't make this up. There is a fish known as a cookiecutter shark. I met this odd creature (well, its handiwork) in--of all places--the building where I work.

Spiders ----page 2 (Nephila clavipes)----page 3---page 4 (Jumping Spiders)-----------------------------------
Page 5(other Orb Weavers)---Page 6(fishing spiders)---Page 7(spitting spiders)
Many, many people are repulsed by these hard-shelled creatures. Why? Well, lots of reasons, but none of them are really good ones. Go here if you'd like to understand them a little better.   Once again, I learn, through observation and research, interesting facts about spiders.  Here's a link to my current spider video--30minutes (windows media 108 mb).  (or flv 89 mb)

The MOST toxic caterpillar in the United States!---------------------------------------------------------
If you touch one of these, you most probably won't die, but you might wish you could cut off what you've touched it with.

Large For Its Type, and It Sprays Acid!  --------------------------------------------------------------------
Texas...ah, Texas. Our climate encourages all types of animals to thrive. I love it here, and yes, we do have insects that spray acid. Here's one of them.

Cowkillers and Cicada Killers -and other ants,bees,wasps (hymenopterans)   --------------------------
No, they don't really kill cows. But the other ones do kill cicadas...eventually.

Insects--non-toxic  -------Mantids--------Ant Lions----------------------------------------------------------
Insects that don't inject or spray toxins that affect humans.

Hammer-Headed  and Hairlike Worms  ---------------------------------------------
What's long, flat, and slimy; lives in your garden, and eats earthworms? Or;  what's long, thin, and hairlike, and maybe as creepy as a film like ALIEN?

Critters BBSP and elsewhere (general critters)---------------------------------
Well, of course there are other creatures at Brazos Bend State Park besides alligators and spiders! Go here to see some of them.
Here's a link to a short video, a series of clips shot between Sept. and Nov. of 2006--12minutes (windows media 88,000kb). (or flv 86 mb)

Critters (NOT assigned to a grouped page yet)---------------------------------
If you look, you can encounter interesting nature almost anywhere. Here are other creatures I've photographed that I haven't moved in onto the larger groups yet.

Texas Weather Events  Weather-related sights that I caught in photos or videos. 

see the world

Generally Odd Things That I Encountered (GOTTIE)

-----------------------------------------Piper!!!---------------------------------------------
Piper's Page------Piper moved in 11/02/13----------------------------------------------
     

-----------------------------------------Buddha the Pup!!!---------------------------------------------
Buddha the Pup's Page--Buddha passed away 10/13/13 but she's remembered here.---
-----------------------------------------Anubis!!!---------------------------------------------
Anubis the Wonder Dog---Anubis passed away some years ago, but he's remembered here-

-----------------------------------------Humor-----------------------------------------------
The Truth  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
The Truth part 2
English Lesson
 

-------------------------------------Physical Fitness-----------------------------------------
rick's martial arts  -----rick's internal martial arts----------------------------------------
Rickubitanium page

--------------------------------------Other Stuff--------------------------------------------
Rickubiscam  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rickubiscam Gallery
Rick's Nature Films
Rick's Goofy Films
Rick's Slow-Motion Video Page!
Just Rick
Mugshot
Rick's Spin Blade page--It's a toy! It flies!

-------------------------------------Why Rickubis?-------------------------------------------
What the heck is a “Rickubis”  --------------------------------------------------------

Click on this image  to see a realvideo movie (942kb) of a series of 9  11 x 14 posters I'm working on.

I have created all the content(with a few exceptions) on *my* pages. That means that I have either shot the video, taken the pictures, or performed any demonstrations. That also means that I've edited every image on these pages, that is, I've cropped, enhanced, resized, labeled, and otherwise optimized every single image on my pages. That means that I've also edited, enhanced, extracted images from, recoded (in two or three or four formats) every *video clip* on these pages. I've also, for better or worse, composed all the text and layout on these pages. I've had to learn to use the various utilities for doing all of this, as well as finding and legally getting copies of them in the first place. I'm also responsible for all the hardware used to do this. I also pay for the server space used for all of this information as well as for my access to it. It costs a lot of money, time, and effort to put these pages out here...hopefully to entertain and to inform. And this is *after* I spend time at my "day job"--which has nothing to do with the internet.  People are welcome to the information here, but if it's used elsewhere, then I deserve credit for my effort. If it is used for someone else's profit, then I deserve part of that profit. *That* is the purpose of my notice about copyright.

 What the heck, you came by, why not see what the weather is like? Check out these cool free...information thingies.
I've discovered that if you are running "Adsubtract" ad filtering software, you may not see the weather gizmos below.

Click for Houston, Texas Forecast

Click for Newburgh, New York Forecast
 Click here for a webcam in Harriman, NY. (about 20 mi. SW of Newburgh)
Click for Davis, Antarctica Forecast
 Click here for a webcam in Davis Station, Antarctica.
Why show the weather for these cities? Well, if you live near any of the first two, and you don't like the weather, if you look at the third, you should feel better.   If you live near one of the first two, and you are jealous of the weather in the other of the first two-and it ruins your day-then I can't help you.  Get your whining butt back into bed. Houston, where I live, had recently had some really bad weather a few years ago. Take a look here, at when Allison Hit Houston.

And, here are my captioning links.

All content on my pages created by Richard Dashnau (except where noted otherwise).  If you like them, email and let me know. If you see anything you feel needs correcting, let me know. If I agree with you, or if I feel like it, I'll change it. Other links are to pages I've found on the internet. You can, email me here : rickubistakethisout@ yahoo.com.