Sunday, January 11, 2009

When camouflage fails

Insect camouflage is truly a wonderful achievement of evolution. But however wintry it may be outside, pretending to be a hibernating twig on a white painted interior simply does not cut it.

I awarded 40 points for effort and transferred the little creature to one of my old business cards. He maintained his fa├žade, or maybe the charade, on the edge of the business card. I tore off the piece that he was clinging to, and tossed it into the bushes on the other side of the hedge. He was still maintaining his carefully calibrated angle and his stiffness has he hurtled and twisted through the air.

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