Saturday, November 3, 2012

Icky to Look At

Scientifically they are of the order Phasmatodea. That doesn't exactly roll off the tongue as easily as 'walking stick'. Nor does it paint as creepy an image in your brain as the more common label, 'walking stick'. I've read enough about them to know they are neither poisonous nor venomous, but I still shy away from one. This icky insect and I share a common affinity. We may not be pretty to look at, but we make nice pets.

1 comment:

Chumbe said...

Your closing statement "We may not be pretty to look at, but we make nice pets" reminds me of a review a few years ago of the then new gadget called the Chumby (chumby.com) and my friends compared me to it because the reviewer said "it was pretty useless but a lot of fun!" :)

Chumbe