Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Photo session turned rescue

Just happened to see this truncated katydid (Paracyrtophyllus robustus), clinging to the outside of our house. Photo op, I thought. So off I go for the camera. Upon returning, I saw that the poor thing was missing two legs. Hmm, I really should move it or another bird's gonna attack it. So I reached up to gently move it, and it screamed at me! Startled, I jumped back, and the katydid fell to the ground. Bad me! So I got a small dustpan and scooped it up. Then I carried it over to our turk's cap and slid it off onto a bright green leaf. The katydid blended in perfectly.

Good luck, friend!

1 comment:

Sheila said...

You are very kind! I would have thought it was a leaf!

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