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Last evening, I heard an unusual sound, looked up, and saw a big green grasshopper in my house!

So, as I do whenever I see something like this, I called Joshua, who photographed him, caught him, and escorted him safely outdoors.

I’m not way into creepy-crawlies. But it was pretty neat to see this guy up close.

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Saturday 20th of October 2012

This is crazy, I discovered the same monster/alien insect in my flat two weeks ago, at 11PM on a Sunday night. I live in central Paris, France, on the 4th floor, so I'm no used to seeing bugs up here, but I did grew up in the suburbs in a house with a garden, so I'm comfortable with killing spiders or cockroaches or whatever, but this devil, green, 2.5 inches thing scared the hell out of me (did you know it can FLY?!) so I vacuumed it and sealed the vacuum tube thingy for a week. I'd never had a panic attack about a bug before but this mighty one got to me pretty bad. Mostly because I had never seen such a bug before so I didn't know what it did or what to do. You're lucky to have a caring husband!


Friday 5th of October 2012

I love the photograph of Joshua photographing it. :)


Friday 5th of October 2012

We currently have black crickets in our basement. My kids however are not so excited about them. They are actually scared of them even at the ages of 10 and 12! They don't even want to go the the basement to fetch anything for me in fear a cricket will jump on them. Loud things too, it sounds like a farmers field in my basement. "tweet tweet tweet" we are not sure how they are getting in.

Laura Vanderkam

Thursday 4th of October 2012

What a beautiful creature. We had a praying mantis on the porch this summer and we just all stared at it for a while...


Friday 5th of October 2012

Yes praying mantis' are adorable, except the creepy feeling when its eyeballs stare straight at you. I find hoppers cute too.

Rachel Cantrell

Thursday 4th of October 2012

Hi Kristen! I noticed Joshua is using the ELPH camera you have in the picture. I have been thinking about purchasing one since you got yours. I was wondering if you have used the video recording feature any and if you would recommend this camera for that? Thanks Rachel


Thursday 4th of October 2012

Joshua has used the video recording feature, yes. It's simple to use and the video is decent quality. A professional film maker wouldn't be caught dead using it, probably, but if you want professional-looking video, you'd have to pay a lot more than $100.

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