Monday, August 17, 2009

Stick Walker



I have to admit I do not know what the name of this "creature" is...My husband called it a stick walker! Sounds like a fitting name to me. I just can't believe this is a living insect/animal/whatever...I mean look at the size of it! It is a work of art!

13 comments:

Solar Powered said...

walking stick!!!!!

KBeau said...

We always called it a Walking Stick. I've always been fascinated by those and the Praying Mantis.

Betsy said...

Actually, I think it's a praying mantis isn't it? It's green like one. I thought a walking stick was brown, just like a stick..but, what do I know? ha! He's cute, what ever he is!

Joyce said...

I think we use to call them walking sticks and have not seen one around in years. Great shot.
Joyce

nanny said...

Well maybe he said walking stick,,,,I was close/ha

Karla said...

I wish I was that skinny!!!

the ungourmet said...

Cool! I once saw an albino praying mantis on my daughter's bike. That was awesome too! :0)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Very arresting when you see them on a branch. Double, triple take... it's a bug!

Life is good! said...

amazing that it has a heart and digestive system and everything it needs to servive in that skinny skinny body. love the picture!
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Patty said...

Go here and take a look.It looks like what we call a Praying Mantis. Go here and take a look.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praying_mantis

Tricia said...

It's a praying mantis - I always thought it was prEying mantis, but it's actually prAying mantis! I think it's funny how their butts drag the ground, too - what butt they do have, anyway! hehehe

KBeau said...

If it's a praying mantis, it's a skinny one. The praying mantis in the wikipedia picture has a much fatter body and fatter legs.

Jill said...

I am not a BUG fan but this one is interesting indeed!