A One-Time Encounter

Jaxson ( my 6-year-old grandson) and I were going through an insect sticker book. He moved the insects around into various habitats. This reminded me of a funny and unusual encounter with a walking stick.

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This walking stick was on the side of our house September of 2010, and is the only picture that I have of one.

Many years ago I sat in the woods, drawing for a painting I planned to do. I moved and startled a walking stick. It rolled over on its back, legs curved upward, and was still in that position when I left.

It played dead the whole time!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve never seen one of them. It looks like it would be fun to watch.

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  2. What an amazing photo, love the detail.

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  3. Amazing story — I don’t think I have ever seen one in the wild. They are so well camouflaged (as sticks).

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