A not so cute clanger, one of the vine weevils, an evil little bu*ger! They are very strange when handled, they go rigid, with their legs stretched out, and play dead for about 10 minutes. This one couldn’t get out of the empty pool by himself, so I picked him up, whereupon he immediately went rigid, so I laid him on a twig and left him alone for a while, until he decided danger was past and he ‘un-froze’ himself. He was then quite willing to attend a photo shoot before being dispatched into the conifer tree. I should really have disposed of him underfoot, they do no amount of damage to the garden, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that after he had been so obliging for the camera!
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