Monday, December 1, 2014
"Bugsy" E. Wilsonette
If you're wandering around Lickety-Split on a sunny day, you'll probably see this mysterious person kneeling in the grass, or peering into a bush. What is he doing, what is he looking for? Well he is a recently arrived entomologist. Yes, we have our very own 'bugologist' here in Lickety-Split.
Bugsy is on a quest to study any and all insects that come his way. Trapped in a world of bug spray and fly swatters he tries to educate anyone who will listen, that bugs are 'people' too'. He has answered many a panicked call from housewives who have encountered a spider or grasshopper inside their house and he is happy to respond. All to save the life of the poor creatures.
He has also collected quite a few insects for study before he releases them. This brings a troubled frown to Mother Murphy, his landlady. She has made him a deal that he can rent a room at the boarding house but he must clean it himself. As she says "You aren't getting me close to those jars and bottles of his". Perhaps, as his stay at the boarding house lengthens he'll make a convert of Mother Murphy.
"One thing I did was grow up as an ardent naturalist. I never grew out of my bug period." - E. O. Wilson