Saturday, December 6, 2014

A flying visitor from Africa...

We were outside this afternoon working on some wiring when this fellow appeared on the gate.....made me near on jump out of my skin!!!  Not that he would do any harm to us, but just his size and the fact that he wasn't bothered in the least by us working and moving about next to him.  He even hung about whilst I went inside for my camera and the ruler, so that we could show his size....he was quite a whopper!  I wish I'd had my macro lens but it's at home!!!

We get quite a few of these around about in summer and hear them all year round but I think this one has probably popped up from Africa for a visit....I think he is a Dessert Locust....maybe he has friends here in Spain and is going to be spending Christmas with them ;)



When I saw this photo, I just had to embellish it a little, it's the pose.........


Putting on my top hat.....


And this one.....well, enough said!!!



11 comments:

  1. Heh, a festive holiday locust - that's not something you see every day! ;)



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    1. Only after a little Christmas cheer ;)

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  2. Very festive! I do not do insects and especially BIG insects!! :) hugs Dee xx

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    1. Noooo, I'm with you there Dee....I really don't like insects but I was trying to be brave, and Brian told me that these are vegetarians!!! ;)

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  3. Huge one!
    I would be alarmed meeting him :) Did he broke his left leg?

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    1. And he's still where we left him today Digne! I wonder if he's dying, poor fellow...perhaps he overdosed on Christmas cake!
      No, I think his leg is just bent at such an angle that it looks that way, he did have both his back legs.

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  4. Only you could mock a disabled locust!! I love it! Brilliant photos!

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    1. LOL no, he's not really disabled Ronny....his leg is definitely there!!! Glad you liked the photos though! ;)

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  5. Fabulous Sharon, just fabulous!!!!! Big hugs!!!! Ginger xxx

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    1. Thanks Ginger.....glad you liked seeing him/her!!! :) xxx

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  6. I'm LMAO at the top hat!!! Cheers from Boston!

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