I would like to take this opportunity to show you the interesting creatures I have come across in Nairobi. =) Most are bugs, but mostly because they are easy to snap when they’re dead and not whizzing around. Ha! They are gigantic here, hence my fascination. They don’t really bother you much though and don’t come inside the apartment.
This one I found on the dirt path between our apartment and the Westgate mall. Reminds me of the beetle in A Bug’s Life!
There are a lot of grasshoppers around, I’ve just never seen them this huge in the US!
And then every day during my commute, I pass by these vultures on top of these trees. It’s right by the stadium just south of CBD. I asked my driver how come they’re always there and he said it’s because the trees have thorns to protect from predators (not because there’s a bunch of garbage for them to eat there). They looked like storks when I first saw them but the driver said, nope, they’re scavengers like vultures. Oh.