Humans aren’t alone in their need for creative outlet. When it comes to covering a canvas with bold strokes of color, a stag beetle named Spike could be the next big or, in his case, tiny artist to watch.
One day while playing with Spike, Mandy noticed that her pet insect could pick up quite a few things with its claw-like mandibles.
So she gave Spike a colored marker to hold. And before she could say “Picasso,” Spike began scribbling away, making colorful pieces of art.
Mandy was so impressed with Spike’s art that she created a Twitter account for the insect just to show off the mini masterpieces to the masses. So far Spike the Beetle Twitter account has over 47,000 followers.
While Spike’s art seems expensive for a debut artist, would-be collectors should know that Mandy said she plans to donate a percentage of sales to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species. The trust’s work includes preserving the habitat of stag beetles in the United Kingdom.
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