Strange critter

I spotted this fellow making his way up one of the windows above my kitchen sink. I have absolutely no idea what he was; I’ve never seen an insect like this before.

I'm glad you're on the outside of this window

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11 responses to “Strange critter

  1. Melissa

    G’day Yvonne,

    That would be a Giant Prickly Stick insect. Cute little fellas, hey?
    And, guess what? I found this info for you if you’d like to keep one as a pet!!!
    http://www.keepinginsects.com/stick-insect/species/giant-prickly-stick-insect/
    Oh, by the way, if he becomes unwell please don’t bring him to my surgery, thank you very much.

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  2. Darlene

    Just showed my friend this. She say he looks like an alien packing a couple of laser guns.

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  3. Bizarre, bizarre?
    Martine de Sclos

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  4. In real life, darn near as big as shown in the photo. If I wasn’t such a coward, I’d have got the ladder to take a photo of it from the outdoors. 🙂

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  5. Michelle

    I have seen this creature on some nature program (I watch a lot of those) recently and I’ve been mostly watching a show on “Australasia” so not surprised you have one. So this was a closeup. How big was “he”?

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  6. Good morning, gals. He was very interesting. When he walked he sort of swayed back and forth. He had perfect disguise to be in trees with dry leaves. (Why do I assume it was a “he”?)

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  7. Barb

    I’ve seen pictures of “walking stick” insects but that guy looks more like a “walking branch”, complete with leaves. Interesting in a scary way.

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  8. djones47

    Oh my God! Wouldn’t want to make him mad. At first glance I thought scorpion.

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