Hi, Mr. Nature here, with a thrilling tale from our kitchen.
Yesterday Mrs. Nature was making supper when she suddenly screamed. “What’s going on out there?” “It’s in my pants! It’s in my pants!”
Sure enough, it was a big bug crawling up her leg inside her pants–our cats were totally fascinated–and then it fell out on the floor. She thought it was a praying mantis at first, but it was just a harmless katydid. Relying on camouflage for protection, these move slowly and their leaf-like wings make a nice safe handle by which to pick them up and release them outdoors.
If you turn up the volume on this video, you can actually hear some katydids in the background. It’s one of the sounds of summer, katydidding away at night. It’s some of God’s stuff, and a joy to listen to.
7 comments on “A Nice Big Katydid”
Poor Mrs. Nature. Such a thing can be a bit unnerving to say the least 🙂
Katydid choruses are plentiful, especially on a quiet country night. They fill the air with their calls and, as you said, they’re harmless – and a pretty cool bug.
Crawled right up the leg of her pants…
Harmless or not, I died a little even thinking about this happening to me. 😛 Nice pic!
Mrs. Nature was not amused. But I was.
P.S.–I never knew she could dance so briskly as she danced that day.
I’ve heard of these before, but never saw one. Quite the interesting creature. I noticed that it moves very gracefully when it is walking.
Lol…this visual was amusing.