Gut Rumbles

June 14, 2006


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I found this colorful critter in my garden today. The picture didn't come out as good as I wanted, but I was having to hold grasshoppah by one of its legs to keep it from getting away while I pulled a one-handed shot with my camera.

That sucker was PRETTY! Big and black, with day-glow red stripes on the body. It was about 3" long, end to end, which maybe you can tell by comparing the bug to my hand. I just wish the picture had been a little better-focused. But I did the best I could under the circumstances.

After I took this picture, I turned it loose, in my front yard instead of in my garden. For all I know, the bastid has some locust heritage and he might like to eat the stuff I grow. But I didn't kill it.

I kinda like grasshoppahs.


We used to catch grasshoppers, my brother and I, but we never caught one that looked like that. Must be of the "southron" variety only...:)

Posted by: Lisa W. on June 14, 2006 08:02 PM

That looks like a lubber grasshopper. When they get big, they're yellow and orange. And way ugly.

Try googling on 'lubber grasshopper' in the images mode.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 14, 2006 08:31 PM

I looooooove grasshoppas! Used to see that particular critter on my maw-maw and paw-paws farm all the time though, and they WILL eat your veggies!

Posted by: LilToni on June 14, 2006 09:05 PM

... it looks like it should have a Bulldog logo on it...

Posted by: Eric on June 14, 2006 09:43 PM


Posted by: Kevin on June 14, 2006 09:56 PM

Aaaany clue why I can never see the pics you post? Really wouldn't mind seein' ya lil grasshopper AND the itty bitty 'mater ya picked. LOL

Posted by: PattiG on June 15, 2006 12:04 AM

I never knew grass hoppers came in any color except green.
He sure is pretty.

Posted by: Maeve on June 15, 2006 12:09 AM

Patti G--- what server are you using? I've learned from several other readers that a few of 'em block my pictures for some stupid anti-virus reason. (It CAN be disabled, if you know how to do it.)

If you're not using Internet Explorer, ask Chablis, LL, Paul or one of the other gurus on my blogroll how to fix what you've got.

Posted by: Acidman on June 15, 2006 02:04 AM


Hove your people contact our people.


Patty G and TC!!! !!

Posted by: TC on June 15, 2006 06:20 AM


Posted by: GUYK on June 15, 2006 06:49 AM

I'm with GUYK; those are great for catching fish. Though in many countries, they are considered good eating when cleaned and prepared properly.

Posted by: BobG on June 15, 2006 10:39 AM

When I was young and visiting my dad in Alabama I saw one of those. Did it unfurl its wings for ya? SCARLET red. Very cool.

Posted by: LL on June 15, 2006 12:31 PM

Well slap me silly and call me "George", turning off my virus protection WORKED, thank you!! I can see ALL the stuff on your site now including the mutant tomato pics. *pervy snerk*
I didn't realize how much I wasn't seeing here......even your banner was no longer showing for me. (but I just thought you were a lazy bugger and had neglected to put one up. LOL)

Posted by: PattiG on June 15, 2006 12:31 PM
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