Post last updated: November 24th, 2019
I now have my very own photo of this crustacean, the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper. He was sitting at my front steps on top of my hibiscus as big and audacious as you please. The nerve. I reached inside my front door to grab my camera off the floor. I don’t dare leave the camera on the porch when I’m outside because my cat, Big Foot, likes to spray everything in sight. I got as close to this hideous creature as I dared because I wanted you to see all the details God bestowed on a critter I despise. Not to mention all his colors – white, black, brown, red and yellow. After taking his photo, I took two of my heaviest canvas shoes and clapped him into the next world.