Walking Stick


Earlier this evening we went to meet my husband at his work. While we were waiting for him I spotted this walking stick. I'd never seen one to my knowledge before today so I was pretty psyched about seeing him. On the other hand I've seen quite a few praying mantises.

When we went to the zoo earlier this summer I actually held an Australian walking stick. Now that was cool. Sadly, I have no proof of this feat. Looking back I wish I could have had my husband or daughter take a picture as I'm not one to pick insects up of any kind.

13 comments:

katiebird said...

woah!!! that is probably the coolest thing to find!! I'm SO jealous!!!

Carver said...

Great shot. I've never seen one. Happy weekend!

Caroline Gill said...

What a find, Naquillity! As for the Australian one, well, it looks like a cactus - incredible creature to have on your skin!

I recall the thrill of stroking a large (tame) Python when I was about 5...

Ryan said...

Wonderful, you always find the most extraordinary creatures.

Linda said...

I've seen a few mantis on other North American blogs - but never one first-hand, and never a beastie like this one.

Wanda..... said...

This is the time of year I usually see a few, sometimes they are green. Nice clear photo!

Rambling Woods said...

I love this...great catch !

Greyscale Territory said...

I have not seen one of these guys since I was a child! And then they seemed commonplace in my Sydney garden! I remember my Dad calling them a "stick moth"! Why moth I have no idea! Great shot!

Al said...

That looks too much like a stick, I'd have missed it!

Geraldine said...

How interesting, Ive never even heard of these before, let alone seen one.

Hugs and Happy Weekend, G

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chasity said...

aren't they amazing?!
we have quite a lot of them around the midwest....but i never tire of seeing them.

sandy, from gardenpath said...

I used to see them in Oklahoma, but not here in maine.

Max-e said...

We also have these over here, but they are easy to find - mmmmmm I am not surprised. Always a cool find.