WATCH NOW: Spike the Drawing Beetle
What a talented little guy.
There is a pet stag beetle residing in Japan with a very special artistic eye. His name is Spike and the Internet is freaking out over the fact that he can hold markers and make little line drawings.
His owner Mandy simply had Spike hold a marker in his mandibles one day and the rest is history, as seen on his Tumblr.
People love watching Spike work.
he's back, and improving his form.
good luck! pic.twitter.com/6v0CpdJVQP
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 4, 2017
And even though he is just a budding artist, his work is in high demand. Mandy put his drawings on eBay and the bid is currently set at $366 with three days left.
The money will go to help preserve stag beetles in the wild!
While some people may find Spike a bit creepy, stag beetles are actually popular pets in Japan, especially with children, due to their low maintenance.
this is where Spike lives, with his fellow beetles!
The soil is deep, so he can hide & dig. pic.twitter.com/P4Ra0FzmlC
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 8, 2017
The stag beetle gets its name from their mandibles that resemble a stag's antlers. The mandibles are used as pincers and they are actually quite strong. Mandy has been testing with other things Spike can hold:
s t r o n g pic.twitter.com/BtRRu06vMm
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 6, 2017
And maybe one day Spike will get into painting.
When branching into new mediums, please remember:
find tools in your size. pic.twitter.com/XCgRuMfint
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 12, 2017
But for now he is content with his new-found fame as Beetle Artist of the Year in the squiggle art category.
You can follow along Spike's artistic journey on Twitter at @SpikeTheBeetle, and be sure to join the fan club by buying his art and buttons.
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) July 11, 2017
What do you think of the drawing beetle? Tell us in the comments below!
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