Baby cricket

baby cricketWe were digging in the garden this afternoon when a very pale creature wriggling in the dirt caught our eye.

Thinking it might be a maggot or similar, I picked it up on the end of the ruler to take a closer look.

Much more interesting than a maggot, it turned out to be a baby cricket. At least, we’re assuming it was a baby, given its size, just a few millimeters in length.

For all the noise that its fully grown comrades make, we have not yet managed to catch site of one, so to find this tiny thing, and for it to give us enough time to run and find the camera and take a number of photos was something else.