Yesterday I saw the biggest grasshopper I’d ever seen! It was maybe four inches long and really beautiful. My friend and I were walking around my yard and she spotted in on one of my pineapple plants. She wanted to kill immediately, saying it would eat everything in my garden. I convinced her to put her shoe back on and let the grasshopper live so I could take some photos, but I had to promise to toss it into the woods when I was finished.
This grasshopper was interesting to photograph because it didn’t move much, and it looked directly at me when I pointed the camera at it. At one point it slowly moved from one pineapple leaf to another, almost like it thought it wanted some different poses. When I was finished I put it in a bucket and it just placidly let me scoop it up. Thank you grasshopper for being so interesting and beautiful, and for cooperating with me so well in our photo shoot. I hope you are having a good time in the woods, and don’t come back to eat my garden.