Sunday, August 26, 2007


Granddaughter Monica was here Saturday.  She went outside to talk to Sadie, who was on the tie-out leash at the time, and soon called to me from the back door:

"Grandma, if you have time, come and look; I want to show you something!"

I stopped what I was doing and went to see.

It was as big a walking stick as I have ever seen.  (Check out the link... these critters can regenerate a leg, and the females can have babies without a male around (but they only have FEMALE babies, without a male).

Wow!  So we measured him (or her).

Six inches!  Yep, that's a BIG bug.  Good catch, Monica!


msecz said...

gee I forgot all about walking sticks..... thanks for showing me they still exist

ggjack7 said...

Bugs of all kinds can be so interesting, if only we would take more time to take a look, thanks for sharing. gg/Jackie

geocachelinda66 said...

I saw a praying mantis a couple weeks ago, I like them and the walking sticks!  Linda

ksquester said...

Gee, that's ONE strong female.   Anne

fowfies said...

That is one COOL bug, did not know that they could populate without a male, that is pretty neat.

luvmort said...

They are so cool!

mutualaide said...

Oh, I love to find a walking stick or a lunar moth -- we had them here routinely twenty years ago and now they are a real treat!  Great shot and great find!

helmswondermom said...

I have seen them that long when I was a kid.  They can bite, you know.