Day 128 of Firsts: Hold a Hissing Cockroach

7 May

Cockroaches really put my “all creatures great and small” creed to the test. ~Astrid Alauda

EWWWW! Cockroaches, bleh!

 Still, when I was invited to hold a real live Madagascar HISSING Cockroach, I must say my curiosity got the best of me.

Chris Wilkinson is my Cockroach guide at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences.

Don’t worry. I got a hisser for you. But first check out the cockroach den. AHHH.

Nasty Right!?  Okay Chris found us a winner hisser.  Check it out.

Cool. Your kids will love this Outside In exhibit. But you don’t have to be a kid to go. More information at 


2 Responses to “Day 128 of Firsts: Hold a Hissing Cockroach”

  1. Mary May 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Lu Ann, you are a trooper. I would run the opposite direction if I saw a cockroach, let alone hold one!

  2. Lu Ann May 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    It’s only gross when they flip over. Ick

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