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Kentucky Color: Inquiring Minds

Observations on Grasshoppers. Billy Joe Fudge makes 3 observations about hitchhikers on his Tahoe. Click on headline for story plus photo(s)
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By Billy Joe Fudge

I think we all have been accused of making "much ado over nothing" but in the "inquiring minds want to know" world, detail (variety) is indeed the spice of life.


After many hours of arson investigation training that encouraged attention to detail and years of observing how subtle changes in wind, temperature, topography, and fuel type could change the behavior of wildfire from that of a harmless purring kitten to a roaring lion capable of maiming and killing, I have learned to pay attention.

There are six grasshoppers hitching a ride on my Tahoe. These six have, at least temporarily, escaped the gullet of Wild Turkey, Great Egrets and other feathered grasshopper consumers.

I have done a comparative investigation concerning the actions of the four suspects located in the foreground of this photo. In the process of my investigation I have made three observations that may be important evidence concerning the actions of these four individuals at the time this photograph was taken.

If you were to testify in court what would your testimony be concerning your observations? -Billy Joe Fudge


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Kentucky Color: Grasshopper hitching ride on Tahoe



2010-08-14 - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge, Retired Kentucky District Forester. Adair Co., KY
These six hitchhikers are hitching a ride on Billy Joe Fudge's Tahoe, having escaped the gullet of Wild Turkeys, Great Egrets, other feathered consumers - and yes, Andrew Zimmern. Billy Joe Fudge has made three observations about their activity and asks readers what they would testify, in court, about what's going on in the photo?

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