Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Grasshopper that Ate a Holstein

We were out for a drive in the Minnesota countryside when a grasshopper the size of a department store appeared in the sky. Terrified, we ducked into a nearby bush, but as it flew over I snapped this shot to document our final moments, if it came to that.

Mercifully for us, but unfortunately for the placid dairy cow, it turned its attention to a nearby Holstein. We covered our eyes.

Profoundly shaken, we made our way home.

So my warning for you is, be on the lookout. Keep your guard up. The wonders of nature are sometimes awful to contemplate.