Monday, October 17, 2005
The ranch is hopping with big fat grasshoppers. There are thousands of them. The funniest looking ones are kind of an orange with blue heads and about four inches long. They jump up in the air and spin like helicoptors. Then they land on their heads, their backs, sides, butts, etc. They jump down cliffs, into trees and other obstacles. Some of them are too fat to jump very far. Others appear to have had some of their legs eaten off by predators who only wanted a snack. All in all they are quite entertaining to watch. I am thinking of taking a bunch of them over to Costa del Sol (the Papago casino) and introducing grasshopper races.