July 10, 2009

Woman carrying grasshoppers put off bus

A woman with two cages full of grasshoppers was put off a bus in China because other passengers could not stand the large insects' serenade, the driver said.

In the incident -- reported Monday in Wuhan, the capital of China's central Hubei province -- the bus driver had to listen not only to the grasshoppers' racket but also to the screams of passengers for allowing the village woman to board the vehicle, China Daily said.

The driver's plea that there was no law against transporting grasshoppers fell on deaf ears and the woman was forced to step out of the bus.

The report identified the non-human noisemakers as the long-horned species.