The wildlife is invading!!
While enjoying a lovely post-dinner nightcap on our terrace in Dubrovnik, something slammed into our (thankfully closed) apartment door before, once prompted by our feline companion, jumping about 4 foot in the air, jump/ flying directly at our faces and generally scaring the life out of us.
After we had finished cowering, i dared to peer out to see if it was safe to retrieve our drinks. Giant hell-bug had gone and I thought the local cat was slinking nose-to-ground along the balcony railimg, possibly stalking hell-bug. Only the cat was quite visibly sitting nearby and, on inspection, slinky-creature was a different size, shape and colour...
Any ideas what is sneaking / leaping around our balcony after dark? The guys next door seem to have taken to sleeping with their door open - should we go check hell-bug / slinky-creature hasn't eaten them..??
Hell bug was like a gigantic grasshopper - brown I think (though I was too busy screaming to get a good look), at least 2 inches long, maybe closer to 3, capable of at least some flight and really bloody bouncey!
Slinky creature was kind of like a giant cross between a weasel and a rat... Dark, I think like a chocolatey brown, pointy nose, bushy tail, and kind of crept along nose-down.