The Locust Eaters



I have found out who has been eating the yellow hibiscus flowers in my garden.

Wanted - a one-legged locust. 

The culprit is a monster one-legged grasshopper (or is it a locust?) about 3 inches long. This guy eats half his body weight in food every day and since hibiscus petals don’t weigh too much he probably chomps his way through quite a few of them.

I wanted to swat him away or sell him to a deep-fried bug vendor but since he has already lost a leg I felt sorry for him and let him continue eating. Just as long as he doesn’t invite a swarm of his relatives to join in the feast.

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One Response to The Locust Eaters

  1. Interesting. The Hibiscus clearly attracts. My flying snake was entwined in a Hibiscus by our front gate:

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