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It’s just cricket

There was something moving about in the lounge, near the bin in the corner.  Fizz was really interested but I couldn’t see anything and forgot about it.  Just been in there now, and there was a cricket about 3cm long hanging on the net curtain.  I grabbed a cup and slip of paper to get it back outside.  There’s just one thing – when crickets move, they jump, and they jump vertically.  However, vertically to a cricket which is hanging on your net curtain is essentially horizontally straight at your face.

I’m not nervous or scared of insects, but a 3cm cricket jumping for your face is always cause for a sudden involuntary grunt and duck.

Anyway, it’s safely outside now!