What to do with 100 crickets?
One woman’s afternoon got a whole lot louder after she found a box containing 100 live crickets sitting on her doorstep.
Donna Brookbanks said the delivery, which she discovered last week, was meant for Auckland Zoo.
She posted to Twitter: ‘‘When you get home, find a box on the doorstep for Auckland Zoo, put it in the car to take it down the road & realise it’s 100 live crickets.’’
In the photo Brookbanks posted, one box is labelled ‘‘birds’’ while
Auckland bug man Brian Lawton said crickets were good food for reptiles and birds and he himself ships crickets around all the time.
‘‘She must be able to ring the courier company, someone who hasn’t gotten them is going to be ringing pretty shortly,’’ Lawton the other said.
‘‘I would recommend talking to the courier company, unless they love that ultimate summer feeling sound which we haven’t really had. She could just lie in bed and listen to her crickets.’’
Auckland Zoo spokeswoman Jane Healy said the zoo appreciated Brookbanks dropping off the cricket.
‘‘The boxes were specifically addressed to Auckland Zoo, so we’re not sure why the courier delivered them to her house. But our Life Sciences staff were very grateful to receive them for their animals.’’