Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grasshoppers

Daddy is on a mission: he has decided that no grasshoppers will survive the week. We have these scary big grasshoppers all around our house; they actually are pretty (if they weren't 5 inches long) since they come in colors of yellow to red. They don't bother me much. I do like to chase them but they really don't provide much of a challenge -- they can't hop very fast because of their size. Now lizards, that is another story. I break a sweat trying to catch one of those little suckers . . . Anyway, they have been eating alot of our young fruit trees and flowers, so Daddy has decided they must go! Unfortunately, they are resistant to most pesticides so you have to kill them the old-fashioned way -- STOMP!






Mommy found this one on our screen window. And this one actually is one of the medium-sized critters!





Like I said, not bad looking if it weren't so big

5 comments:

Wilma said...

Oh yikes! They sure do make the bugs big down there!

The Mama Monster said...

They are really pretty but I do imagine that they'd catch you off guard!!!!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
they are huge!
make sure when you stomp them that they do not splat all over everything!
maybe you can cover them in chocolate and open a specialty shop!
tee hee!
happy tuesday to all of you!
xoxoxoox

The Beag said...

Cousin Frances,
I understand that you will be coming up to visit me in September. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Perhaps we can find something delicious to eat that we're not supposed to eat while our servants are off doing these 'wedding' shenanigans.
Regards,
Cousin Beag

breathethenexhale said...

they are huge! yikes!