Posted by: gisspar | September 5, 2009

The plague of grasshoppers

Grasshopper on my windshield

Grasshopper on my windshield

Sorry for the image quality. This little guy almost killed me. He just sort of ambled into my eyeline while I was driving across town. And then stayed there for a good 6-7 miles. It was interesting to watch (while trying not to, I don’t know, careen into someone)—at a red light, it would move around a bit but as soon as I hit the gas, it put its head down towards the hood for some nice aerodynamics. I’m pretty sure that wavy line is its antenna. At least that’s one less grasshopper to eat my hostas. Don’t worry, I didn’t kill him; he just hopped off at a light.

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