Check out what I just found in my backyard

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Remind me to NEVER go three weeks without mowing my grass. I usually do it diligently once and sometimes twice a week, but we've been busy, on vacations, and it slipped away from me for a while. Now look what went and invaded my property not 10 minutes ago...

    Warning, those with bug phobias, might want to turn away now...






































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    This is my gate coming off the alley. See it?





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    HUGE grasshopper. As a point of reference, that bolt over to the right? The part that hangs straight down is about four inches long. Note that it's roughly equivalent to the body of this thing, not counting its legs. EEK.





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    Zoomed in. I dared not get closer, it looked ready to pounce and I am not prepared to become grasshopper food this evening.
     
  2. Raz

    Raz Flamethrower TFW2005 Supporter

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    You should have caught it, killed it, and spray painted it to look like Kickback. (Not the Mod)(Ok maybe the mod)(Whos Not a mod)
     
  3. MV75

    MV75 Well-Known Member

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    Just looks like a normal hopper to me. We get the occasional one around here too, doesn't matter if you mow or not. The cats like eating them.

    But man, what a whimp. I thought I'd be seeing a poisonous spider or snake or something, not just a friendly little grass hopper.
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Seriously? Man, around here the only ones I ever see are like half an inch long at most. This thing dwarfed the kind we usually have.

    Just for you though, here's a giant spider Sid (for those who remember him) posted here years ago.

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  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    :eek:  That spider would totaly PWN that grasshopper.
     
  6. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    To: KidDynamite
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    You are a son of a bitch.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    OH SHIT that spider's big! Scared the fuck out of me!
     
  10. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    Firstly, Grasshoppers aren't scary.
    Secondly, Giant spiders are.
    Thirdly, this is a job for the Supersize can of Raid.
    Fourthly. Yuck. Giant Spider.
     
  11. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes. Yes he is. How am I going to get rid of the heebie jeebies that I got now....Dammit someone post a pic of a cute kitten or puppy.
     
  12. $5HotRod

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    Okay.

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  13. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Oh, you are one sick ****....

    Man, how about a NICE kitten that is NOT deformed?

    As for that spider photo, that has been around for YEARS. I showed that to a friend of mine at a previous job who was severely arachnaphobic, and he about jumped.
     
  14. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  at first I thought you were going to say you mowed your lawn and found a car.
     
  15. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    We had grasshoppers bigger than that in my grandmother's flowerbed when I was a kid, she would kill them with a shovel.
     
  16. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Yeah, but if enough of those grasshoppers got the shovel they'd take off with it.
     
  17. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Has it ever been proven if that spider photo is real or not? There's been a lot of debate about it, but i''ve never seen a definate answer.
     
  18. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    *ignores the kitten*

    That huge bugger spider is called Clockspider, and he is the internets most famous spider!
    *shiver*
     
  19. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    That's one freaky kitten.

    Grashoppers I don't mind, but spiders... well, they get the splattery mess from the impact of a book (or shoe) or a nicely concentrated squirt of bathroom cleaner (watch 'em drop to the floor and writhe till they're dead).
     
  20. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    You're not far off. I have been fighting a losing battle with weeds in my gravel drive all summer. I'm 6'4" and some of them were up to my waist. It took me two evenings with a weed eater to chop them all down. Their remnants are doused in weed killer for like the fourth time this year. Yar.
     

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