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2006-10-16 20:13:20
Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatidae)

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mangobabangobabyheadface: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww what did you do with it, mom? how did u get rid of it…eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
Neeta Lind: I captured it and we are in the process of rehabilitating it…

I kid.

I scooped it up with a piece of cardboard and gently placed it in my zen garden. I am in denial regarding whether or not it can stand the colder weather outside. I don't know how it got into my house. Did it grow up in here? If so then being deposited outside may have been cruel. La La La…I am in my happy place which doesn't include harming large creatures like this.
isle of beara: this would make one think that the end of the world is near.

but i do have a question…how big was this thing? was it the size of a rat? it looks like it is newly hatched, still wet, the way that the dust is clinging to its leg. i really want to know what this is if you find out!
Neeta Lind: It was about 2.5 to 3 inches long. Big in my book, not rat sized but big for an insect. WTF is it???? Stay tuned.
daniel d.: that is really huge. it gives me the heebeejeebeeeeeeeeessssss!!!
Bill Adams: It's a Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatidae) - You should sell your home and move away from there immediately!

Just kidding. Dip it in chocolate and serve with tea.

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