Somehow it sensed its doom when it somehow realized that I found it.
Of course I flushed it down the toilet.
In Jamaica, there is superstition about seeing the stick insect around; whether inside your home or elsewhere. When the stick insect arrives, it is there to tell you that someone you know has died. So, I kill the stick insect to avoid such bad news.
Late last month, a brown stick insect flew into our home one night, and we killed that one too. And true to the saying, a dear friend of ours had died a few days before. Is this a mere coincidence?
What really are stick insects?
Stick insects are also called walking stick insects, I understand that some persons care for them as pets. I also read that stick insects are able to change their colour and that they are the longest insects in the world.