Creepy Crawlies

Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Well, I have been meaning to post this update but its really more of a pastdate, because it happened a month or two ago. But it turned out to be good that it took so long to put up because now this is an appropriate post for Halloween! To get the appropriate feeling of it my topic, I shall quote:

“While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.”

Only instead of a raven it was an insect. A giant insect. An enormous dragonfly to be exact. I don’t think you can quite get the scale of it from the picture, but he was at least 3- 4 inches in length. The sound of him flying up against the sliding door was quite alarming. At first I thought someone was trying to break in or something!

It was so weird because it was like 11 o’clock at night and I have never seen a dragonfly of this size during the day. I only got one good picture because he kept flying around and he was freaking me out.

Then about a week later, again came the tapping, rapping at the door! “I know that sound,” I thought to myself. “It must be another dragonfly.” But it wasn’t.

To continue my apparent journey into Land of the Lost, this monster showed up at the door:

Its a giant grasshopper!

Its a giant grasshopper!

Want to get an idea of his size? Look at him compared to Violet’s hand:

Or compare him to the size of Violet’s head for that matter:

Violet thought he was pretty cool though. I got a lot of good pictures mostly because he was on that side of the door and I was on this side of the door. Plus he just walked along the glass instead of buzzing wildly about like Mr. Dragonfly.

Anyway, it was odd that this guy also came late at night. It was still pretty warm out, and it had rained recently. Maybe that had something to do with it. Still, I have never seen bugs that big out here. So I just thought I would share the creepiness. You’re welcome.

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One Response to “Creepy Crawlies”

  1. Randi says:

    those bugs are disgusting.

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