The Green Grasshopper


This was lying in front of our hotel room the other week. I shudder to think of what they look like when they are jumping towards your face on the beach. Yes, you guessed right, it is the Bright Green Grasshoper From Hell. And yes, it is as big as it looks, ten centimeters I’d say. That’s about three inches for all our friends out there who have not yet embraced the comforts of the metric system.

For me, metric system or not, that is about four magnitudes of yucky too much.

Later we also saw a live one. I even gathered enough guts to take a picture (holding the camera very far away from me, resisting the temptation of tying it to a long stick).

Sometimes I am happy to be living in a country that has no specimens of insectoid megafauna on special offer. But only sometimes. Like when the Bright Green Grasshoper From Hell is on a collision course with my nose.

One thought on “The Green Grasshopper

  1. Awwww my god! It’s so adorable, I love it. Honest. I would catch it and hold it in my hands an admire what evolution has done with this amazing creature. You may be afraid of it, but you have to accept that this innocent creature has done nothing wrong. On the contrary, we humans -the true creatures from heel- have harmed its kind more than you could imagine. Why do you call it the grasshopper from hell? Looks like heaven to me.

    I wish I was there.
    And please post the picture you got from the live one.

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