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Spot the imposter

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kim, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    .....

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  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    That was easy. :p
     
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  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    hehehe.. he almost got chopped in half when we were pruning the roses... here he is on my Dad's arm..

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  4. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    What a beauty this creature. Thank god you spotted it before it got ninja'd :D
     
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  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    They're odd creature aren't they? I've never actually seen one in person though.
     
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Really?? They're pretty abundant in Northern/western Florida, although not nearly as big.
     
  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    He was very lucky we spotted him, he is a different colour to the rose branches which is the only reason we did see him, if he was on a more grey bush/tree he would have been history!

    Someone tried to scare me with one of these once in a workplace, they put it in my drawer of my desk, but needless to say it wasn't scary :p I just put it outside on the bushes, and plotted my revenge :sneaky:
     
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  8. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I don't usually make it a point to go around bushes trying to find a stick that isn't a stick. :p

    No, haven't come across one yet... or at least I hope I haven't when trimming things. :unsure:
     
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  9. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    If you have never seen a walking stick you are either in the wrong climate or you are not outside enough.
     
  10. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I live in Florida and I have never seen this :eek: . . .
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I almost grabbed one in Turkey once, it was sitting on the handle of our apartment building.
     
  12. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I don't understand what they are. Do they bite or something?
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

  15. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Unsure of the first, but I've been outside plenty of times and haven't come across one. Or maybe I have, and just never actually saw it but it saw me. :p
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    I live in both Tampa and Jacksonville for almost 10 years and never seen one. Wished I'd had seen stick bugs and not those huge banana spiders!
     
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Beautiful example of the power of evolution.
     
  18. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Ewwwww giant banana spiders sound pretty horrible!

    Stick insects are fairly common here, although this is the first one I have seen in this house in 3 years... he was a beauty though, quite the biggest one I have ever seen.
     
  19. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    This is what they look like...

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  20. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww *runs away screaming like a girl.... *
     
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