Buddy had been catching snakes every day all summer. Remember?
One snake finally bit him in the eye and he actually lost sight in the eye. He had a hard time negotiating around outside and finally he stayed in most of the time. It has healed now and he is back outside hunting.
And this is his biggest prey . . . grasshoppers. Everyday he brings home one to three of them. John sees Buddy outside catching and eating them. He ate one in front of my computer desk. The crunch was nauseating!
I find it fascinating that a grasshopper’s camouflage is not only on its skin but in its eyes. Also, they look as if they have human teeth. I wonder if that is a defensive marking to make them look ferocious to predators. Too bad it doesn’t scare Buddy!