Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Devil's Horses, Lubber Grasshoppers

I have an enemy that I hate. Old Timmers called this creature a "Devils Horse." These unsightly grasshoppers are a nuisance at my house. Back in the spring, when the nymph first appeared, there were thousands of them in the yard. Now, the mature adults are just plain disgusting! Nothing, I mean NOTHING, kills them but stomping the mess out of them! And, mess it is! My sister hates them too and she stomped one in my yard then had to clean her shoes off! They are commonly called Northeastern Lubber Grasshoppers. They are very destructive. They are poisonous to birds and even small animals that try to eat them. They hop away faster than you can stomp them. The have a shell like a darn armadillo. If you would like some, just email me and I'll send them to you dead or alive!


Becky said...

No thank you! Those are nasty!
Thank you for wish of a baby in my basket.lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I've never seen those before and I hope I never do. blessings, marlene

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Whoa! I don't think I've ever seen one of those. And I hope I don't ever hear one crunch beneath my feet!

Thanks so much for coming to my party! I'm glad you enjoyed the refreshments! :)

I LOVE your header.
And oh, I almost forgot...I read your profile and my daddy eats an apple just like you do! I've heard that if you peel an apple in one piece and toss it over your shoulder, it shows the initial of your true love! I've never tried it though!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Tricia, thanks so much for visiting me and yuk to your grasshoppers and gorgeous to your little pink iron!! Take Care, Rachaelxo

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I had one of those plug in irons...and a little metal iron board. Loved them both, sweet memories.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

eeewwww, they are so nasty! Sorry, you have those, and happy I do not! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have put your name in the basket.