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Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 11:34pm
by DaveP
Milkmen get all sorts of unusual invitations. Allegedly :lol: Apparently you're not his type...

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 11:45pm
by JohnW
Well tc - with grasshoppers the size of that on guard, who'd try to enter?

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 3:31am
by aj
Looks like a female Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera.

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 5:23am
by JohnW
Which explains why no flat'at.

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 7:44am
by Mick F
Thanks AJ.

Just Wiki'd it, and I think you're spot on, though there isn't a page specifically for the Dark Bush Cricket.

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 9:48am
by JohnW
Just out of interest, is this "Dark Bush Cricket" indigenous to Britain? - and, Mick, how big was it in inches?

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 11:24am
by Mick F
I said earlier. You must've missed it.

The body was about 2" long, and indigenous to our back garden!

Quite a beast, and no wonder it woke me up!

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 7:10pm
by ferrit worrier
I don't mind picking up spiders as I quite often do in our house. At certain times of the year they seem to be more active and if one of the girls goes into the bathroom or they find one in the bedroom etc there's usualy a scream and DAAAAAD quick :lol:

but pick up THAT beastie no thanks