Friday, December 01, 2006

Click Beetle & Our Morning

My daughter and I love click beetles - the little beetles that when they are lying on their back, make a "click" and fly in the air, hopefully landing on their feet. So, this morning as I was getting ready to shower, I found one in the hallway and gave it to her to play with.

After getting out of the shower, I found her crying in her bathroom because the click beetle had went down the drain in her sink. She had pulled the plug out of the sink, so we got a flashlight and looked down the drain. Sure enough, I saw the little guy struggling at the bottom in a little bit of water. He just couldn't climb out.
So, I got some yarn, and tried to put it down the hole. It kept getting stuck, so I decided I needed a weight on it. I attached a safety pin, and it finally reached down to our helpless bug. He started climbing up the yarn, so I slowly pulled him to safety.
He is now sitting in a bug box, but Alexandra wants to put him back up in the attic, "where he came from", with his mom & dad. I'm not sure where he'll end up yet, but what an eventful morning.
P.S. I keep trying to put spaces between the paragraphs, but for some reason it won't let me! Also, the picture is of our click beetle on his back, ready to "click!"

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