Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Critter!


It was Monday morning. The most invigorating day of the week. Yeah. I opened the door and whoosh! in came this winged and armored creature.


Grasshopper! Must be my lucky day to be honored by its presence. It landed on my side table, but not before whizzing around like a runaway helicopter.

I was unwittingly made to make cool ducking moves ala The Matrix (though none too graceful) to avoid being hit. It can cause serious injury if it hits you squarely in the eye.

Look at it. Look at how it placed one leg on the wall as if striking a pose.

I'm cool.

As I got close to it, it jumped and I screamed like a little girl. And then I ran around the living room like a woman possessed.

Then it landed on top of my shelf. I armed myself with a metal sieve to try and trap it.

No luck as it was too fast for me. It was smart enough to jump and hide in my utility basket. I had to empty the basket to get at it. Come out, come out, wherever you are!

And I found my missing socks.

It took flight and again gave me a fright. I am no entomologist.

Then it landed on my shopping bag.


I slowly sneaked up to it.


Gotcha! I took it outside and sent it to Siberia. Which is just next door.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

38 comments:

  1. Eh, not much greens in uptown so where did it come from? Escaped from being bird food?

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    1. Ah this happened in your house. I thought in your office.

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  2. You should have caught it and fry in your wok ala Thai belacan style! I am sure your partner would find his lunch more delicious.

    Normally big grasshoppers would transport spirits of our loved ones into the house to visit us or just to deliver messages!

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    1. Ekksss! Geli lah! Aiyo spirits? Takut....

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  3. So long i never get to see grasshopper liao...

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    1. I see it once in a while in my garden.

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  4. Some weeks back I found a dead grasshopper (of this size) in my porch...and the question of "who's done it"...culprit must have been Cookie! I was feeling yucky at having to sweep away the dead grasshopper. Now if one was to invade my home, I'd be running around like a headless chicken...screaming! And the last thing I'd do is to trap it with one of my cooking utensils...eww! :D You're very brave (and funny too)...for me, I'd just rely on someone to get rid of it.

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    1. Don't worry, I gave the sieve a good wash :) I have had to pick up dead lizards, cockroaches, frogs and once even a dead squirrel!

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  5. Ha ha ha... Phong Hong, you are so cute! ... having fun catching a grasshopper. I will be screaming for my son to help :p Me catching a grasshopper... No way!!!

    Zoe

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    1. I had no one to help me at that time hah..hah..

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  6. Siberia? If me, I would send it straight to Mars using a giant Shieldtox aerosol propellant rocket.

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    1. I try not to kill, kesian also the fella.

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  7. Ooo, a grasshopper is one of the better insects to encroach into a restaurant ... I assume grasshoppers are pretty clean cos they stick to the grassy areas and the trees and don't venture into drains or dustbins ;)

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    1. I guess so. The bad ones are those big flies that somehow zoom in as soon as I open my front door. These guys have perfect timing!

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    1. heh..heh...heh...trying to build muscles :D

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  9. Oh my!!! That's just a small harmless grasshopper. Wait till you see the giant monsters at my girl's jungle school. LOL!!!

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    1. Oh! I won't be able to survive there LOL!

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  10. Phong Hong, you are so cute relating your story to us. I rather have this grasshopper as visitor than the cockroach.

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  11. Hahaha. Siberia! You are a very good neighbour, passing a pest to your next door. Lol.

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  12. Oh dear.. I am afraid of insects.. the other night, saw one cockroach in the bathroom, I sprayed like nobody's biz, on the sink, behind toilet bowl where it hid... and in the end, I opened the hole and then poured water till it got swept away inside the hole.. after that, used a pail to cover the hole just in case it still can squeeze itself up... aikssss... very nightmarish!

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    1. Wah, I like that! hah..hah... I also will spray cockroaches. Spray kau kau make sure they die!

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  13. All forms of insect I am afraid, be it cockroach, lizard, beetle, dragonfly, grasshopper etc, as long as they fly and bite, I am scare

    So if any insect comes into my vicinity, they are dead!!!

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    1. This time round (only this time) I don't want to be your neighbour because I am scare of insects

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    2. I won't do that to you lah hee..hee...

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  14. It looks nice:) i do not want it however in my kitchen ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I don't want it anywhere, in fact it also eats my plants :(

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  15. Seeing TM's comment, now I got an idea, maybe you can fry it with egg

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  16. Hello, it is cute but I would not want it in my house either. I am glad it was caught and sent outside. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you! The weekend is almost over....

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  17. Hope you have calmed down now!! Lovely critter. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Nice of you to free the hopping interloper!
    ~

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