Saturday, October 13, 2007

We have Lawn Shrimp

These are called Lawn Shrimp or House Hoppers, scientific name: Talitroides Sylvaticus, a terrestrial crustacean. There are hundreds and hundreds of them laying dead in our back yard. I googled them and found out that they are very common in LA and Orange County, especially after rain. It's really gross when we let Wrigs out and he comes back covered in these crusty buggers. It could be worse. We could have these.

6 comments:

Veggie said...

hey hey hey! just as you posted a nice compliment to my pic i go ahead and erase it. it's just that i was experimenting on updating my blog template to include my pic on the top right, like you have in yours. and for that i would have to post it on the blog first - you know the drill.
i speak portuguese, by the way. and i liked your pic too ;)

ChiTown Girl said...

hey, nice pic! I assume it's from your trip. have you tried dipping the lawn shrimp in cocktail sauce yet?

ChiTown Girl said...

ok, i'm a dork! I just enlarged the picture, and I realized it's the one you posted that prompted me to ask about the goodies in the background!

Smileygirl said...

Hey Veggie! You speak and write English? I really wish I would have paid more attention in Spanish class. After college I stopped speaking it altogether and am REALLY rusty. But I'll keep checking your blog for more fun pics!

And Chitown girl I LOVE the idea of using my lawn shrimp as an appetizer. Or even a salad staple. Next time you visit I promise to make you a delicious dinner!

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