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Happy Monday! Grasshopper plays peekaboo

March 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM ET

A grasshopper in Australia peeks through a hole in a big green leaf in this close-up photo.

Steven Passlow / Caters News Agency
PIC BY STEVEN PASSLOW/CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED - Steven Passlow) - This grasshopper looks like hes playing hide and seek as he peeps through a hole in this big green leaf. He looks almost surprised as little face peers through the opening in the foliage. Amused photographer Steven Passlow, from Australia, saw this grasshopper crawl up the leaf in his garden in December. - SEE CATERS COPY

Photographer Steven Passlow grabbed the hop-portunity to snap this photo of the little green guy after he saw him crawl up a leaf in his garden in December.

Grasshoppers are herbivores that can indeed hop great distances, but also fly. They have five eyes and no ears, but they can hear with a special organ on their abdomen called a tympanal organ.

TODAY.com multimedia producer Mish Whalen thinks bugs are creepy but finds this one surprisingly cute.

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