In Africa, nature just comes right up and knocks on your front door. 🙂
And then there are the masonja. I don’t know what they are in English!
Those are also called Mopane worms. If you ask around, they will tell you that people eat them, They are a great source of protein. I have not eaten them, but I remember my grandfather used to.
Yes, they sell Mopane worms on the street, and I’ve seen the cooked version many a time (not eaten them though!), but I don’t think these are they…them…those. Whatever!
The villagers who brought them to us wanted them back for dinner. 😉 (Actually, they were terrified of them.)
Now that you say that, I remember the Mopane did not have the spikes. Similar colors though.
Neat, Melenie! Did you grow up in South Africa? Still here?
EEK! I’m so not a bug person!
I think I’d have to be very hungry indeed to even consider eating one of those. I’m with those who are terrified.
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