So we watched the Alabama-Arkansas game from the seventh floor of Gulf Shores Plantation, with the balcony door open to admit the delightful breeze of a 66º fall evening on the Gulf.
We also admitted this dragonfly.
There’s nothing here to indicate scale, but this is a huge insect. It’s easily 5″ from head to tail. It made a lot of racket bumping around until it finally settled, but then—how do we get it back safely outside? Nate found a plastic canister with a hinged lid that fit it perfectly. Cupped the dragonfly, then coaxed it into the bottom of the canister, and finally closed the lid. Release on the balcony. All good.