Tuesday, July 6, 2021

It Walks Among Us! Well, By My Foot at Least....

This evening I relaxed on my balcony with a good book. As I read away I noticed a black blob moving by, right beside my right foot. Refocus. That's a big bug!

"Three and one half centimetres, approximately." (I measured as he stumbled along.)


He walked along my balcony, seemingly on a trip to somewhere: to my neighbour's territory. Back he came. That I did not mind, although I questioned why my balcony was such a draw. But I was worried about shifting my foot and accidently killing or injuring my enthusiastically friendly visitor.

I grabbed my camera and took some snaps.

Even better: Video! There's drama in that monsterly stomp!

That's it: I'll track the clip with some Ronald Stein!


Jon said...

I find, if one is squicked by a moving insect, that imagining some sort of light dum-de-dum music accompanying it actually makes it look more pleasant. It's an amusing effect.

Simon St. Laurent said...

Play the Benny Hill theme.

By the way, that's a Scarab Beetle.