I was wondering why did you handle grasshopper with gloves - till the explanation below! Nice shots.Hi Folks.
Not exactly the most beautiful creature or the best shot, but what an incredible creature! View attachment 186432View attachment 186433View attachment 186434
I was wandering around Alverstone Mead (where I volunteer) behind a “walk behind” flail mower cutting access paths for maintenance parties when I spotted his huge thing hop out in front of the mower, I caught it and released it away from the path of the mower, it hopped straight back in front so I recaptured it and as it seemed reluctant to leave I thought I would get a couple of photos, then I relocated him well behind the mower!
I knew they could fly, but I had no idea just how poor flyers they are, a bit like a helicopter with engine failure, it’s going down and soon!
I also had a Water Vole run from in front of the mower, but too quick for getting a shot!
I was wondering why did you handle grasshopper with gloves - till the explanation below! Nice shots.