A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Why the long face?”
I guess I jumped the gun a bit on the post where I said that grasshoppers were a bit boring and don’t vary much in appearance. Now, I can’t say that I’ve seen this much variation in grasshoppers…
But, I did get the awesome chance to hold the not-so-ordinary looking, but accurately titled grasshopper, the Giant Green Slantface.
Apparently these guys are not the best fliers or jumpers and can usually be found camouflaging themselves with long grass. I found this guy in the dog’s water dish. Well, actually my husband (who had been sitting on the couch for a while) very nonchalantly mentioned that there was a “praying mantis” in the dog’s water dish. Have I taught him nothing? A. Fish it out B. not even close to a praying mantis. It’s like he doesn’t listen or something, hmmm. Do men do that?
So, here it is, my beautiful slant faced friend who found a new home and camouflage in the large mock orange bush beside the house until his wings dried. Don’t you love that face?? Sorry about the photo quality, he was walking all over my hand. Maybe he wasn’t having a good antennae day.