Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Is A Grasshopper's Bite Dangerous?

Fresh from harrassing the neighbourhood wasps I had to water the grass and plants in the backyard. Just as I was packing up my water blaster I noticed a large orange and black wasp at the shed about 5-6 metres away. I soaked him well, aim isn't too bad, and we trapped him in a jar. Had an idea to feed him to the ants later.

He's a big critter, innit?

Upside down, Miss Jane.

Back to the job at hand. I did notice a grasshopper bounding about on the lawn. Grabbed him rather quickly and The Boy grabbed a jar to put him in. Just then another grasshopper appeared. We don't see too many of them so it was a bit of a surprise. I got hold of him in my left hand, hose still in the left, and I felt a half decent bite. Did have a quick look to see if it had been his leg that had scratched me but I'm pretty sure the little bugger bit me. He went into another jar and later became ant food.

I hope that a grasshopper's bite isn't dangerous.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ouch it should not be. Poor Hammy be careful. Next time you may not be so lucky.