Monday, July 21, 2014

other travel companions

Tonight, I met two different travel companions. One was a new species of giant beetle—not quite a stag beetle and not quite a rhinoceros beetle. The horn on this thing is intriguing; if you know what type of beetle this is, write in and tell me. My other companion was, as mentioned previously, a huge earthworm. It was about a foot long—you'll see the foot/worm comparison below. I ended up throwing the worm into the soil to save it an arduous trip across the asphalt. The little bastard struggled in my hand while I was trying to carry it, flopping out several times because I was holding it loosely, not wanting to crush it in an overly strong grip. At one point, I was tempted to tie the thrashing worm into a square knot, but I decided not to. Some creatures are just too ignorant to know what's good for them.

The beetle:

The worm and my foot (size 11):


1 comment:

Max Becker-Pos said...

Hi Kevin. Great to see you are still blogging away as ever before! Interesting take on the sundry creatures of the night. I just got back from Japan. Kids & wife there until August 6th. I have some free time, which helps stimulate the creative faculties. Keep it up with the fat friend visiting France was laughing at even fatter Americans zipping about on their rented Segways at Versailles.