We have been besieged by stick insects (Phasmatodea) lately. They seem to be everywhere.
Let's see ....2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit and a bird, AND a hundred or so stick insects.....hmmmm maybe not!!!!
"I was simply restless, quite likely because of a dissatisfaction with the recent trajectory of my life, and if there is a better, more compelling reason for dropping everything and moving to the end of the world, I don't know what is."
--J. Maarten Troost, The Sex Lives of Cannibals (2004)