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DFO’s Critters: Hop-Along Hopper

A 4-day-old eastern lubber grasshopper hops a ride on the head of one of its older siblings at Brookfield Zoo’s Swamp exhibit in Brookfield, Ill. The species, which is native to the south-central portion of the United States, turns a brilliant green and orange when it reaches adulthood. These and other creepy-crawlies, along with larger-than-life animatronics, will be featured at Xtreme Bugs, a temporary summer-long exhibit opening at Brookfield Zoo on May 19 and running through Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)

Question: To creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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