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Old 31-12-2013, 12:55 AM
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Ok this is the gods honest truth:

I'm sat playing a video game and my partner goes into the kitchen for something and she comes back and says "BEN. Theres a stick insect on the kitchen window" i laughed and thought to my self another moth i have to remove. I went to remove the little guy and long and behold there's a indian (i guess) stick insect getting blown everywhere on the outside of our kitchen window! I honestly could not believe my own eyes, i opened the window and scooped this 4-5" stick insect and placed it in a small rub with a layer of kitchen towel. Honestly not seen one in a good year or two. Really am gob smacked and my only question is CAN they survive outside? Or did the family next door release unwanted indians outside when they got bored? Tomorrow i am going out and checking for more as i could not be more shocked.

just took a picture as i would not think twice that the story above is poop

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Stunned this end.

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Old 31-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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It is quite possible that the owner accidentally threw it out when cleaning it's cage . These things can be remarkably difficult so spot when on the food plant.
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Wish i could find some Haplopelmas on my kitchen window!
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Wish i could find some Haplopelmas on my kitchen window!
All I get is dust.
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thats what gets me, my kitchen is in a U shape, with just boggy grass (over flowing kitchen drain) and a few of those weeds that you can pull into segments, they look like christmas trees but there massive (2ft tall ish) but apart from that theres nothing, so in the pitch black and heavy rain and gail force the little thing climbed around 7ft of brick work, around a tile styled window sill, up pvc then about 3 ft up the window pane. I would normally ask around for lost pets, but according to my 4 year old "she" came here asking for help like noahs ark because of the weather. I am tempted to ask them if they have any (semi detached neighbours) and that i found one on my window to make them more aware that they missed 1 or more during cleaning, but i know they will ask for it back and my eldest would hate me so much, she even thought of a story of how "she" boarded our treasure island in a search for help of our crew.


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i did go looking for more, but to be brutally honest there was not much searching as brick work was easy to check and didnt want to get on my knees (lost my water proofs) and look through soggy mud. I did check what foliage was there and the only remaining fence panel (thanks wind!) and found nothing.
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Don't worry, if it is an Indian you will soon have a house full.
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Found the largest grasshopper I have ever seen on my kitchen windowsill a while ago, it was absolutely huge. Not just length but girth too. Sadly no stick insects though!
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