This is Part II of US States decked out in Cali Style
These flags are for Americans from other states who moved to California. So if you were born in any of these states and later moved to California you have the right to fly these flags. Thus the Connecticut Republic flag can be used by Americans born in Connecticut and later moved to California. When Glenn Close it relaxing at her California home she can fly the Connecticut Republic Flag, since she is from Connecticut.
Go the post on February 3, 2010 to see Part I
The spotted salamander is perhaps the neatest looking amphibian. Mostly frogs get all the attention about living 1/2 their life in the water and the other 1/2 on land. Salamanders do the same thing too. The Salamander's exotic lifestyle is a testament to Natures Ingenuity that is reflective of Yankee Ingenuity, which Connecticut is so famous for.
This freshwater mini-lobster is known by most as the Crayfish, but it ain't lookin' like a fish! You could then say Maine's gots' Jumbo Salty Crayfish? Anyhow either clawed critter sure is mighty tasty.
Here is another type of Skunk found in the USA, the Spotted Skunk. Before they spray their noxious fumes they amazingly stand on their hind feet as if the bottom brain butt chakra is warning the would be predator to sand back or else.....
...sumptin' less than sweet is cumin' yerway!
Perhaps the Police and the US Department of Defense should take a note here, real stink bombs to disperse crowds and make jerks get out of your way?
This is no ordinary horse, it is the Morgan Horse. It is one of the earliest, although not the first, of locally bred horses to get the official pedigree of 'Made in the USA.' However horses are not native to America. The Spanish had already brought them over, long long before Jamestown.
So the Arkansas Republic Flag and the Vermont Republic flag are the only two Cali-Style Republic Flags to have non-native animals.
The Delaware Republic flag has a Horseshoe Crab, a locally abundant resident of Delaware. You can't see the legs underneath, but they do have em.' Their sort of like lobsters with one big hard protective outer shell.
The Kentucky Republic Flag has the Opossum, the most famous marsupial in the Americas that lost its way from Australia. Just as Australia has cosmic and mystical marsupial power-pride, so to does the USA. (but Aussies out do the USA with egg laying mammals) The critters' official name is the Virginian Opossum. Side note is that Kentucky was officially a part of Virginia during the Washington Admin.
The official Wyoming Flag has the outline of a Buffalo, and it is fringed around the edged with a red square.
New Yorkers can be wily, ferocious, and playful. If you have ever been pounced by a New Yorker, you'll know what I'm talking about. They sometimes have certain level of over confidence that is intimidating. Since New York is powerful, elegant, and loaded with attitude, the Mountain Lion is a harmonious emblem of this big state.
The state flag of West Virgina has two men standing by a rock, so this picture of a black bear sitting next to two rocks balances well. The state animal of West Virgina is a black bear too!
Seals in the tropics may seem strange but it is true. One of Hawaii's nick names is the Rainbow Warrior. This name was given long before the Gay Rights movement owned the Rainbow emblem. Rainbows are beautiful symbols, yet no nation had the guts to use it as their own. The peace movement tried to own it 1961 but no one took notice.
The native North American Mountain Goat is not an official animal in any state as of yet. And if you look hard enough you can see the outline of Idaho in the face of the goat, with a little stretching. Ain't it odd that there are so many mammals native the USA that hardly ever get any airtime? Like the Pronghorn and Pika-chu?
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