...then she can't see me.
You know how little kids will play hide-and-seek and think if they can't see you, then you can't see them.
This rather large grasshopper must still be in kindergarten then.
I would normally do away with such a large, garden eating critter, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. He was eating on a plant that I didn't care a thing about. He obviously likes it a great deal, because he's been there for several days.
I did a Google search to see if grasshoppers have a chameleon ability to take on the color of the plants they are on. It doesn't look like they do, but I found it interesting that this guy was the color of the dead leaves he was munching AND I've never seen one this color in our area before.
Maybe I've discovered a new species. Better call National Geographic and get some people out here right away.