Weekly Photo Challenge: Pre-historic Monster?

Rare In the Garden

I was watering a rose bush one afternoon when I found him sitting on the rosebush. This was the first and only time that I saw such a giant grasshopper in my garden.He was about 10 cm long and stared at me like some pre-historic monster.

Later I learnt that it was a toxic milkweed grasshopper, or an african bush grasshopper.

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