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Old Nov 7, 2011, 2:38 PM   #1
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That is what I have always called them and have not seen one in years. Impossible to get a good shot, too many body parts going in all different directions and the wind was blowing but I thought you might enjoy seeing one. Taken with the FZ15.

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Incredible bug and sharp shot JJ!! Great job
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Never seen one of these before jj, what are they?
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 8:46 PM   #4
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Very cool shot! I got one on a wall a couple a months ago. I post it here if it's ok with you, just because they're such strange creatures


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I've always known them as walking sticks. Some get quite large. Good shot JJ. I like your perspective on this shot.
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Fantastic shot, jj. I've never seen one, and I've always wanted to. But I understand that they are a very invasive and destructive pest not native to America, and we are encouraged to destroy them if found........I will deal with that decision if I ever encounter one. Thanks for starting this thread, very interesting stuff, jj!!
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 6:09 AM   #7
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In Sweden you can buy them as pets and have them in aquariums. I don't know how common it is nowadays, but when I was younger it was not uncommon anyway. They're called walking stick here also, but in swedish though.
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Incredible bug and sharp shot JJ!! Great job
Thank you Catalex.

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Never seen one of these before jj, what are they?
Thanks Square One. What they are is one strange looking bug. If one was on a tree branch it would be hard to spot.

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Very cool shot! I got one on a wall a couple a months ago. I post it here if it's ok with you, just because they're such strange creatures

Marcus, no problem adding to my post. Thanks for sharing.


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I've always known them as walking sticks. Some get quite large. Good shot JJ. I like your perspective on this shot.
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Fantastic shot, jj. I've never seen one, and I've always wanted to. But I understand that they are a very invasive and destructive pest not native to America, and we are encouraged to destroy them if found........I will deal with that decision if I ever encounter one. Thanks for starting this thread, very interesting stuff, jj!!
I knew if anyone would enjoy this shot it would be you.

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In Sweden you can buy them as pets and have them in aquariums. I don't know how common it is nowadays, but when I was younger it was not uncommon anyway. They're called walking stick here also, but in swedish though.
That is something I did not know. I should have told my wife 'look at our new pet'; me and my Walking Stick would have been sleeping in the garage.


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What an interesting creature! I've never heard of them, and this is the first photo of one, I've seen. Very unique, to say the least.

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Marquzz; nice photo also! Definitely can see where they get their name!
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