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I grew up about 70 miles from there, and that's a bit bigger than I recall.
I was gonna say, I used to see some big ones when I was little, but that is a GIANT!
Not necessarily a photoshop. It could have been done in a dark room and air-brushed.
of course is a fake: insects don't have a circulatory and respiratory systems adapted to support big dimensions.
As per distributional zoo records such a giant grasshoppers do not occur in Montana.The photo is of a man holding a 3 foot long grasshopper in one hand and a rifle in the other does not give any natural occurrence.. Is it morphed/modified,/ Photoshop?. techies have to find out.. Same photo posted on another site says 32.5 lbs, found in Maungawhau NEW ZEALAND...This makes it very suspicious. .
Specie Name:Calecus Grasshopper also not available in records.