A Tasty Treat …

Here in Musoma our spring rains have arrived – hoorah! This means that the weather is much cooler (25C!) and we frequently need to wear jumpers.

Spring rains also mean something else …

Flying termite season!!!

These little guys crawl out of the ground after it rains and like to fly around for a few hours before losing their wings.

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Tanzanians like to fry them up for a tasty snack! (I’ve yet to be offered one though …)

The other evening I sat on our kitchen floor, having a lot of fun, taking pictures of all the bugs landing around me! (My house-mate’s cats like to come in and out of the windows … meaning a handy entry point for flying night-time visitors).

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The ants also appreciate this snack.

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Yes, some land even straight on the hob, ready for frying

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Not a termite, but also a frequent visitor.

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The following morning …

Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to actually try one …

Have you ever enjoyed an unusual snack?!

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One thought on “A Tasty Treat …

  1. Eva tried a Tarantula’s leg in Cambodia (and has a photo of the cooked tarantula) and I tried a grub in Thailand, though it didn’t really taste of anything except cooking oil sadly.

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