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Originally posted by Deplume
reply to post by jude11
She's a desert locust. You're not allowed to set them free in the UK I was told, not sure how true that is.
Aside from that, the climate over here would have killed her in a matter of days, if not hours.
If I could have, I would have done, I promise.
Originally posted by boncho
I can't believe someone went to that much trouble for a locust.
I remember eating grasshoppers and beetles in Asia, toasted with salt. Somehow this is awkward.
It was a nice gesture though, for the bug you helped out....
edit on 5-9-2011 by boncho because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Inconceivable
Very nice thing you did, Deplume! The size or type of creature doesn't matter, all beings are valuable, and Larry is no exception. I go out of my way to rescue bugs and Animals, and even try to be careful about stepping on ant hills, etc.
Your compassion is a great characteristic, and I wish you, your Family, and Larry the best!!!
Originally posted by jude11
Well first off, she should have been set free. IMO. I'm a creature lover as well.
But since that didn't happen and the wing thing was causing stress, you did the right thing. Any creature deserves a little help now and then. Like taking a fox out of a trap. You can't stand by and let it suffer through no fault of its own.
Not a locust but a cicada and still cool tho!