It's late , it's dark , I'm the only one awake and I hear a scratchy noise at the door. Is someone trying to break in ... Again ! I set the emergency number on my phone , just in case I need to call it quickly and slowly approach the door.
I look out and see nothing but the dark night.
scratch scratch scratch
I hear it again
Is it an invisible intruder ?
Is it a very small crook ?
no more wondering the culprit walked by the door making his scratchy noise and making me go jump for my camera.
By the time I got out he was already making his getaway
This guy scares me .. I know I'm bigger than him, but he tends to jump always in my direction.
and sneak up on you.
The other day I was happily planting seeds in some pots when from the corner of my eye I saw and antenae twitch from behind the potting soil
looked a little closer
and out popped another creepy crawly
eeeew it makes my toes curl just remembering
he scuttled of behind my seedling tray to hide
He is called a King Cricket , or locally known as a Parktown Prawn.
And he is one cricket , even though ugly , you want in your garden.
His staple diet is snails and other crickets and other critters that are bad for your garden.
I can never kill a snail , they look at me with their little googy eyes and I feel too bad.
so these guys have moved in to do the job.
They are like the bug mafia , their armour plated suit make them difficult to kill
and even with one leg missing they can still give you the hibby jibbys
If I could I would catch one for you guys ..
but since I usually scream like a girl and run away from them , there is no chance of that.