Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday's Critters # 350

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


I have more butterflies to share and my Ruby-throated Hummingbird, both are always a joy to watch. 


 The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, I see a female guarding the feeders lately.  She will sit on a branch where she can watch over 3 different feeders at the same time. 



 I've been seeing a few bunnies in our yard. They just look up when I come outside, they watch me for awhile and then they go back to their eating.



Below a Fritillary Butterfly and a unknown Swallowtail.  There is a list of Fritillary Butterflies, like the Gulf Fritillary and the Great Spangled Fritillary. 

There are actually 3 Swallowtail Butterflies that are mostly black in color and look similar to me. They are the Eastern Black Swallowtail, the Spicebush Swallowtail and the Pipevine Swallowtail. 



A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird watches over her family and the feeders.



I have a family of bunnies in the yard, I sometimes see at least 2 of the bunnies eating something in the grass.



The Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are the most common butterfly I see in my yard.









Thanks to all my visitors and for all the wonderful comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.


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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the host Anni.

123 comments:

  1. The swallowtails are so pretty.

    We haven't had many butterflies this year. :-( I'm hoping my new cone flowers and black eyed Susans will attract them next year.

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    1. Thank you Dee! I see the Swallowtails at the coneflowers, I think you will see them on your flowers next year too. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    these are again so pretty photos I love the rabbit family with their big eyes but also the attentive bird lady. The butterflies are beautiful and I was very happy to see their animals again!
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke!
      I appreciate your visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  3. Pretty birds and butterflies. Cute bunnies. Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Those butterflies Eileen are so beautiful. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. We have lots and lots of Bunnies around this year. They seem to be letting the garden alone---Good Bunnies. I haven't seen any Butterflies yet this Summer. I do like seeing the Hummingbirds though.
    MB

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    1. Thanks MB.
      I am glad you have good bunnies there, lol.
      Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  6. Hello Eileen. Hummingbirds are such amazing birds. I’ve never seen them. Beautiful butterflies and cute bunnies. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      The hummingbirds are amazing!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the butterflies and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
    The rabbit is a sweetheart.
    Would you like to post my link, I can't do it.
    Have a nice weekend and stay healthy.

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Hari OM
    I love your yard!!! Happy last weekend of the month... YAM xx

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  11. You have made such beautiful photo's, love them all!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Love those butterflies and fuzzy bunnies. They look so pale and big-eared in comparison to our Marsh Rabbits

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  13. Those rabbit is adorable. The butterflies and the hummingbird are beautiful. Have a wonderful day and weekend. Thanks for hosting, stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      The bunnies are adorable!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. ...Eileen, you have a wonderful collection. The butterflies are my favorite, thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

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  15. The bunny is cute but I always love to see your hummingbirds and butterflies. Such beautiful and interesting ones. :)

    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Monica!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. bunnies, butterflies and feeder watching hummingbirds, what could be better?

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      I know, right! What could be better.
      I am happy with all the critters, wildlife in our yard.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  17. Hello Eil;een,
    Nice pictures. Wonderful that hummingbird. And funny shots of that rabbit.
    The last picture of the butterflies is really amazing.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. The hummingbirds are fattening themselves up for the long trip across the Gulf of Mexico here (I think yours have the same migration route). We've been seeing bunnies too, but ours are less cute to us because they ate our hastas this year.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Really nice photos! The hummingbirds and rabbits seem to be rather prevalent right now.

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    1. Thank you Brian!
      Your hummer story was amazing.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. When you say that the female hummingbird is watching over her family is she still observing young in the nest? As far as I know, there is no ongoing parental care once the young fledge.

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    1. Hello David,
      Sorry, I was not clear. The female was not guarding the family on a nest but guarding the feeders. I see her let some hummers possibly her family go to the feeders, other hummers get chased away. Thanks for the comment. have a great day!

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  22. Muito lindo tudo! Ótimo fim de semana! beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Really great shots of your yard wildlife. I have 2 males and 2 females, they are all busy trying to get to the HB feeder but one male seems to be the top dog right now. That reminds me I need to refill the feeder today. Cuteeee Bunny!! Have a good Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Sondra!
      The hummers move so quickly, I have a hard time seeing whether they are male or females.
      Unless they stop and sit for awhile.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  24. The hummers are so nice to have in the summer months and so are the butterflies! I wish I could learn the names of all of them. Enjoy your day! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you Diane!
      Some of the Black in color Swallowtails look so much alike.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Your swalllowtails are just wonderful Eileen. Which ever species, they are all beautiful to someone who rarely sees any. And the same goes for hummingbirds - special little creatures. Have a wonderful Saturday and thanks for the link.

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    1. Thank you Phil!
      The butterflies are all beautiful!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Ms. Hummingbird does the same here. At first I thought the male was chasing her away but after observing it became obvious it is the other way around. Cute bunnies and lovely butterflies too. Happy Day.

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    1. Thank you Gayle!
      The hummers seem to be aggressive when it comes to their feeders.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Beautiful shots, Eileen. Those bunnies are great to have in the garden.

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    1. Thank you Nick!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  28. PS: Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Keep well and safe.

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  29. Your photos are so beautiful Eileen. I want to take the bunnies home with me. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Martha!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  30. Seeing bunnies is always so nice! Love all of the creatures that you showed today, Eileen!

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  31. Wonderful hummingbird shots...my females at the feeder looked all brown, couldn't see that pretty white chest. Loved the butterflies and bunnies too! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Barbara!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  32. We had better take a good look at swallows and butterflies as they will soon be gone.

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  33. Such beautiful photographs! I have rabbits visiting my yard also, but seldom see them as they hide from our dog.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment Yvonne!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. eileen, you have so many cute critters in your yard. the bunnies are so super adorable, i have several little families in my yard...it must be "bunny season"!! i have not seen many hummingbirds although i have kept my feeders clean and changed the water every other day. your images of them are great and so nice for me to see since i am not seeing them here.

    it has gotten very dark here and the rain has started, remnants of laura!!!

    many thanks for hosting us critter fanatics, have a great weekend, i think tomorrow is suppose to be beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie!
      We are having some rain and clouds today too!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Mikael!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  37. Eileen - thanks for hosting! I am so glad to be able to support your linky every once in a while! We also have very territorial hummingbirds. This is probably the last week that I will fill the hummer feeders; they need to be heading south soon! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Angie! You are welcome to join in any time.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. Our bird population, as well as our butterflies, are down. The birds have nested and moved on, but the butterflies are worrisome! Thanks for hosting, have a great day!

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    1. Hello Jenn,
      Sorry to hear about the butterfly population being down there.
      Thank you for the comment! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  39. Eileen ~ always a delight to come here to see your lovely nature photos ~ especially like the bunnies and your awesome hummingbird photos ~ You must be fast with the camera ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  40. I need to plant something to attract the butterflies...I am finally seeing a few here and saw several at the strip pits.

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    1. Thank you Rsoe!
      The butterflies are lovely to see around the flowers.
      Have a great weekend!

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  41. Lovely array of little flying things today. I've so happy butterflies are plentiful in my garden this year. Can you believe you are up to 350 of these posts, Eileen?! Amazing and a big thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn!
      350, the weeks, months and years flew by.
      Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  43. I love all your critters though - cute as they are - I don't think I'd like bunnies eating things in my garden. You got some very nice shots of that hummingbird.

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    1. Thank you Kay!
      Actually the groundhogs can eat more than the bunnies.
      Have a great weekend!

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  44. Eileen...you've shared a great series of critter this weekend. Hope your weekend is happy & healthy!

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  45. Wonderful photos of these critters, Eileen. Love the hummer! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      Happy Sunday, enjoy the new week ahead!

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  46. All the critters that you are proposing today are very nice: bunnies, hummingbirds and butterflies, which are my passion.
    Thanks for sharing such beauties.
    I wish you a great Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  47. Hello Eileen,
    Lovely photos! The hummingbirds is so beautiful. I wish they could live here too.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marit! I am sure the hummingbirds would love your garden.
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  48. El mundo del reino animal es apasionante.

    Has hecho una buena colección de distintas especies.

    Las maripiosas es la más bella de los insectos, representa muy bien la primavera y gusta verlas revolotear por los parque y jardines.

    La imagen del conejo pone un punto de ternura en tu reportaje, mientras la pequeña ave , representa a la libertad.

    Que termines de pasar un buen fin de semana.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  49. Con tu permiso, me hago seguidora de su blog.

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  50. I saw a rabbit here recently. It was a thrill to see it. Great hummingbird photos! My daughter is afraid of butterflies. I smile every time I see them.

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    1. Thank you Marie! The butterflies are a joy to see!

      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  51. Beautiful photos! We have a hummingbird who guards our feeder as well. Love butterflies! Cute little bunny. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jean!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  52. Very nice ! I love the bunnies !

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  53. Fantastic pictures of the rabbit.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  54. What a joy to have so many beautiful creatures in your garden. Thanks for sharing some of them with us :)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  55. Beautiful critters! Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  57. Lovely capture on the hummingbird, the butterflies and the bunny! 
    Have a nice weekend

    Take care

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  58. Birds, Butterflies, and Bunny Rabbits! Love them all.
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks Lea! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  59. Good morning, of course I gathered my Saturday post on Saturday so a day late, but here, and your bunnies are adorable. I have a whole bunch of them this year, it's the most amount probably ever, I do hope that most survive, but with the other critters around here it's hard on them. Enjoy your weekend, it's so lovely here this weekend, it's the kind of weather I wish would last for at least another 10 months straight! Ha! Ha! Ha! Winter wouldn't agree!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I do enjoy watching my bunnies. I am glad you are having great weather, we have a sunny day today too. Have a great day and a happy new week ahead.

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  60. Love the Bunnies...Great shot of the Hummer..Nice series of pictures...Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you Missy!
      Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  61. Bunnies and swallowtails. I am completely captivated!

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  62. All beautiful photographs, I like them all, especially the bunnies - so cute.

    All the best Jan

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  63. Hi Eileen,
    I'm so ashamed that I still haven't linked.
    I just don't get around to it or I'm late again * sorry *
    Greetings, Helma

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Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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