Miss. OC had a great summer, how about you?
This summer, I went on a trip to Victoria and visited the Bug Zoo. I got to hold many different kinds of insects and I learned a lot about some very strange creatures.
This is a thorny devil. It is a kind of stick bug from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. They eat leaves, not people, so don't worry. Why do you think this stick bug looks so thorny?
This looks like it might be a stick bug, too. Actually, it's a grasshopper! It's very good at blending in to its environment. Where do you think it might live?
I held some more dangerous creatures, too. This is an emperor scorpion. Even though it's really big, it actually isn't very harmful to humans. Our guide told us that getting stung by an emperor scorpion would feel like getting stung by a bee. Still, I wouldn't want to experience that! Andy was really excited to hold the scorpion, too!
This is a mexican red-kneed tarantula. She's really friendly! As you can see from the picture, I was a little nervous about holding her because I don't like spiders very much. I was surprised by how soft she was! It felt a little bit like I was holding a tiny kitten. A tiny kitten with a lot more legs than a normal kitten!
We had a great time at the Bug Zoo! Our guide was funny and he knew so much about every creature in the Zoo. He really, really loved bugs. This is a great picture of him with his bug-stache. That's a giant millipede! I held one, too .... but I didn't want it anywhere near my face!
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Did you encounter any strange animals this summer?
Did you go on a trip this summer?