Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Can You Identify this Creature?

Can You Identify this Creature?

 You guys did so well helping me figure out what this creature was, the katydid, that I've got another one for you...

What is this??

Here it is laying on its back kicking up its legs and I have it compared to a penny.

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Here it is completely stretched out hanging on to the side of the step for dear life.

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My husband called it a twig bug, as the body did look like a twig from a tree, but I've never heard of such a thing.... but I haven't heard of many of these new bugs I'm seeing.  Wait until you see the scorpian I found in the bathroom last night!!

Take your wildest guesses!!

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline
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Austin, TX and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.

Comment balloon 14 commentsDonna Harris • June 25 2009 08:28AM

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I think your husband is right.  I think I have heard it called a walking stick!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Phasmatodea...AKA Walking stick...

Do a google on it...I didn't want to leave a link in your blog.

Posted by Ron Tarvin, Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095 (Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction!) over 9 years ago

We have walking sticks up here as well.  They're very cool.  They need a feature role in someone's movie.  Nice photos Donna.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 9 years ago

Wow !

I thought it was a cousin of the praying mantis at first, but then I thought of the 'Stick Insects' that we used to see in the countryside.

Good camouflage for that guy though huh !

lol

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 9 years ago

Phasmatodea?  Did I miss a few days of school where they taught about bugs?  Of course I would google it if I had its name, but you can't post a picture and tell google to find it, so I didn't know where to start... though I guess I could have put "twig" in the name and the stick would have come apparent.

Thanks for your help everyone!  I think I rather have more of these Walking Sticks than the scorpian I found last night!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

We called em 'walking sticks'

Harmless for all that I know

Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) over 9 years ago

I agree...

It is a walking stick and they make great bass bait. Dead or alive big mouth bass just love walking sticks :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Donna - I would have to agree with everyone that it looks like a walking stick.

Posted by Robert Schwabe, Orange Park Real Estate (EXP Realty) over 9 years ago

What the heck do you have going on down in Austin???  This is the second bug you took pictures of that is not a typical bug. They are cool to look at, but clearly you have some bizarre bugs down there.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 9 years ago

Donna:  Ewwwww... !  Do I REALLY want to be looking at stuff like this so early in the morning ?  I think not.  I need more coffee... and perhaps another nap.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Donna... John in comment number 9 accuses you of having some bizarre bugs down there... but honestly, should we REALLY be talking about Jason like that ?   LOL.  j/k

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Ouch Karen.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 9 years ago

Now Now everyone.  Though Karen's comment was funny, let's all be nice or I'll send some of my deadly bugs up there to getcha!

TLW, How do you get them on the hook?  There is no meat to stab...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

Hi Donna - We have walking sticks here, but they are bright green.  How come they turn brown in Texas?  Hmmmm.  ;-)

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 9 years ago

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