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Interesting Nature Facts #135 – Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

by | Aug 26, 2020

If you ever see one of these large 2 to 3-inch, slow-moving grasshoppers impaled on a thorn or barbed wire fence and can’t possibly figure out how it got there then here’s your answer: The loggerhead shrike often catches them and pins them in place until some of the toxins the insect uses for defense degrades before becoming edible. Now that’s a smart bird!

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