Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Visiting stick insect

I forgot to post this earlier this year, but I found the photos today so here we are:

My daughter was strimming a neighbour's garden, to get it ready to put the house on the market, and this is what she found:




It's a little green stick insect




He was about 6 inches or 15 cms long




Poor thing had already lost a leg, but Kath spotted it before she started up the machine




Amazing camouflage: he looked like a  little piece of grass




I carefully took him into the undergrowth next door, and let him free.  Kath was a little nervous in case there were others, but no more to be found.

And, incidentally, the house was sold.

4 comments:

  1. I use to keep stick insects when I was a kid, fascinating insects :-)

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  2. We had stick insects at school, together with some locusts - my friend, larking about, let them all out in the biology lab!

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  3. I had to look twice at the picture, I'm afraid I would have missed it, poor little chap xx

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  4. So interesting and those are the good guys!

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