'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Short Conversation

Overheard in the wisteria a few minutes ago...

Female:  "Darling, do you believe in reincarnation?"
Male: "No darling. Why?"


  1. Let me guess, the female eats the male?

  2. VERY cute, and witty! :-)



  3. Took me a minute, but I got there in the end! Very good.

  4. Frankenstein and Dracula have nothing on you
    Jekyll and Hyde join the back of the queue
    The female of the species is more deadlier than the male.

    as the traditional folk song recounts...

  5. Thanks for you comments folks. Actually, as often happens, I open my (blog)-mouth, THEN check the facts, and it appears that shes only eats hims about 30% of the time, and then more often in laboratory situations when she is probably hungrier.

    And anyway, it is sensible, really, when you think about those selfish genes...

    Anyway, I am a bit casual in my liking for these green South American mantids, as they have all bit ousted our dear little indigenous brown ones.

  6. I don't think I have seen a praying mantis since moving to Georgia. Used to see them frequently in Texas, though.

    Same thing with armadillos.

    I have yet to see a kiwi, a koala, a joey, or a platypus.

  7. Hahaha! That's funny!

    Our wisteria is nearly open and looks glorious! I suppose yours is long over.

    We don't have mantids though, green or brown. :p

  8. I didn't know that they were a South American incomer. I live and learn - again.


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