Friday, 12 December 2008
For those that hadn't guessed the photo in the previous post is of the elaborate grasshopper catching technique that dominates the tops of Kampala's buildings at the moment. Operating much like the Venus Flytrap, the bright lights attract the grasshoppers to an area surrounded by smooth iron sheets propped up vertical in old oil drums. When the grasshoppers attempt to land on the sheets their grip fails them and they slide helplessly into the drums from which they can't escape. Hours later they will have been de-winged, deep-fried and devoured.