Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weird creatures

I don't know if the South is the only habitat of these insects or if they thrive all over the place but these have got to be one of the strangest creatures on the face of this earth. It's extremely difficult to catch one in a position where I can actually get photos but we got lucky with this one. People probably walk right over or right by them most of the time because they look exactly like a stick. I'm posting two photos here; the first one shows my husband pointing out the back end of the bug and the other pic shows the antennae better.

Strange, huh? I don't know what their proper name is but we've always called them stick bugs.

Anyone else got pics of weird or strange creatures? I'd love to see them.

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VBR said...

I know these as 'walking sticks'. I remember when I was little they gave me the heebie jeebies. Now that I am older (much!) I think they would probably give me at the very least a fainting spell! Ick.