Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, September 03, 2016

HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING STICK

I had a visitor on my front door. Big fellow and almost didn't recognize him as a bug. Click the link under the photo to read about these Walking Stick bugs.
http://www.bugfacts.net/walking-stick.php

Meanwhile while researching Walking Stick bugs, I came across Leon Redbone on YouTube singing HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING STICK.  I LOVE LEON REDBONE.

19 comments:

  1. I thought we had every bug in the world, but I've never seen this one. I thought for a minute it was a praying mantis, but they eat bugs.

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  2. I've always been intrigued by walking sticks. I've only seen a couple, and definitely out in the wilderness, not at my front door! :o

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  3. Those are so neat n not as scary as the praying Mantis I think. Thanks for the tune.
    Visiting someone with a machine before work today

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  4. Mantises and Walking sticks and dragon flies (or Mosquito Hawks, as my mother would say) I love them all!

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  5. We used to sell walking sticks (the bugs) in the feed store. There was an older gentleman that raised them for us. Kinda cool creatures, and know how to hide.

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  6. They are new to me - and I love that you featured this big boy.

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  7. We don't have walking sticks here but when my son was small I let him get a praying mantis egg sack. They were supposed to hatch in an aquarium. Supposed to. There was a tiny crack and they got out. Baby praying mantises! Everywhere! It was awesome.

    Thanks for the picture.

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  8. I love how the Internet drags us from one serendipity link to another as we research something totally unrelated. Walking sticks are hard to find!

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  9. Oh my goodness. Never seen one of these before.

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  10. Aaaaack!! I click over from Joey's to read about your lawnmower and this is what I see?? I hate walking sticks!! They totally creep me out!

    At least your photo of the pups begging made up for it. I remembered National Dog Day and tweeted a photo of all nine of mine, along with their names! :)

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  11. I have always been leery of them as I heard they could spit an irritating substance at you. Old wives swear they could blind a person. The link you provided gave a less frightening version of their spitting techniques. Glad you weren't spit upon.

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  12. Oh wow, that looks like a very large bug. I don't think I've seen one in person before...

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  13. I haven't seen a Walking Stick in ages. I had no idea they spit!

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  14. I've not seen one of those in ages...and I've not heard Leon Redbone in ages, either. Love it! :)

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  15. Yikes - I've never seen one of those in person!

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  16. How unusual! I thought it was a praying mantis at first.

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  17. Is it the same stick insect we have here in Australia I wonder? I have praying mantises around my yard but haven't seen any for a while. They hide in the winter. Now the spring is here I hope to see them again.
    I'd never heard of Leon Redbone before today.

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  18. We do get stick insects here in the UK, but I've never seen one in the wild, only as pets. Why the hell anyone would want one as a pet I have no idea!

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  19. I've seen them in books, never in real life and, certainly, one has never come to my door. My condolences.

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