Came home today to find the biggest stick insect in the world1 hanging out by the rabbit's cage.
At first I told myself, no, it's a stick. Really, it's just a stick.
A stick with six perfectly aligned legs, complete with teeny feet clinging to the balustrade. A stick with antennae.
You know what's ridiculous? I couldn't actually get up the gumption to stick my hand too close to this fellow, when two weeks ago I had my face only inches away from one of the deadliest land snakes… Granted, the snake was a baby, and allegedly dead at the time, but still… No one ever died from a stick insect. I'm just saying.
- Those who live in equatorial regions will probably consider this fellow tiny, or at most average. But any insect longer than my forearm officially qualifies as "biggest in the world", just so you know. [↩]