Interestingly, those warm feelings are the insects’!
This (harmless) Walking Stick insect has been believed extinct since the 1920’s (declared officially in 1960).
However, a few (24 in total) were found alive in a single, remote spot.
Interesting points about these guys include the fact that the male sleeps with his legs wrapped protectively around his (sole) female companion.
It’s a really good read.
The (very few) survivors were found under a single plant on this remote, jagged rock, at an altitude of 225 ft. above sea level!
Here’s an overhead view of the "island". It really is pretty much just a rock cliff sticking out of the water (and pretty damned far away from any real land too)!
And here’s the picture you’ve probably been waiting for - a view of the actual bug. DON’T JUDGE, you probably look pretty hideous to them too, and it’s likely that you’re less docile!
- Original Article on NPR -
( GO READ IT ALREADY!!! )
Originally posted by Felicia Day on Facebook (Thanks Felicia!)
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