Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wild Urban Kingdom

Walking down Union Avenue early one morning this week, I saw this grasshopper sitting in the middle of the sidewalk as if he owned the whole downtown. He was huge, and not something I'd expect to see posing on the concrete. You know, grasshoppers should be on...well, on grass. His beautiful bright markings are supposed to warn predators that he tastes really bad. Consider me warned, because I snapped his photo and walked away.


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Iac! I would never think about eating one!!!

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Dusty Lens said...

Well yes, a strange place for this creature. Pretty marking, though. I can't get over how large this grasshopper is.

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Grasshoppers fly too so maybe he is taking the short cut through downtown on his way to where the grass is greener. It is a nice shot.

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babooshka said...

Ah grasshopper! He is big. Briliant shot to get a creature out of his natural habitat.

Steve Buser said...

I had never seen one so close. I got a good look at the markings.

Jim said...

Oh, I think he was winking at you.