Things that bump in the night .....

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

Postby DaveP » 21 Sep 2009, 11:34pm

Milkmen get all sorts of unusual invitations. Allegedly :lol: Apparently you're not his type...
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Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Postby JohnW » 21 Sep 2009, 11:45pm

Well tc - with grasshoppers the size of that on guard, who'd try to enter?

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

Postby aj » 22 Sep 2009, 3:31am

Looks like a female Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera.

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

Postby JohnW » 22 Sep 2009, 5:23am

Which explains why no flat'at.

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

Postby Mick F » 22 Sep 2009, 7:44am

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

Postby JohnW » 22 Sep 2009, 9:48am

Just out of interest, is this "Dark Bush Cricket" indigenous to Britain? - and, Mick, how big was it in inches?

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

Postby Mick F » 22 Sep 2009, 11:24am

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

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Sep 2009, 7:10pm

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
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