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To feel sorry for a cockroach?

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brasty Fri 17-Nov-17 22:26:35

We watched the Chester Zoo programme where Carl the Cockroach (yes they named him!) had been turned into a zombie. I never thought I would feel sorry for a cockroach, but I did. Poor Carl, and all because he was the prettiest cockroach there.

WorraLiberty Fri 17-Nov-17 22:28:10

Wait til I'm a Celebrity starts on Sunday grin

LaurieFairyCake Fri 17-Nov-17 22:29:38

Turned into a zombie?
Could I have more explanation

RefuseTheLies Fri 17-Nov-17 22:29:40

I surprised myself recently and I stroked a Madagascan hissing cockroach at a petting zoo. I quite liked the horrible little beastie in the end.

brasty Fri 17-Nov-17 22:30:00

No I cant watch that. But at least there they don't have names.

brasty Fri 17-Nov-17 22:31:18

LaurieFairyCake Another insect injected him with poison to keep his body alive, but take away independent thought. And then laid her eggs on Carl. The eggs hatch and eat Carl as their first meal.

alltoomuchrightnow Fri 17-Nov-17 22:31:46

My lizards have just eaten five between them, it's their favourite thing in the whole world! (Dubia roaches)

LaurieFairyCake Fri 17-Nov-17 22:36:08


Why has someone done that to Carl?

Was it encouraged ?!?!?

Why did no one stop it ?????

Ellendegeneres Fri 17-Nov-17 22:36:20

Oh my god, are you me??
I recorded that (series link) and watched it tonight and the girl talking about it was so... meh, it's a cockroach, whatever (!)
You fucking named it carl! It's got a name! If they'd matter of factly referred to it as the host then I could have maybe dealt with it a bit better, but to give it a name then go into detail about how its death would be so gruesome..! No!

Baby rhino was adorable though

Dustysparrow Fri 17-Nov-17 22:37:41

I saw this - it was pretty horrid, and yes I did feel sorry for carl the cockroach. Being slowly eaten alive is a nasty way for any living creature to go. Wasps are bastards aren't they. I saw another programme last year about painted lady butterflies hatching in Africa (prior to flying over here) and wasps kill about 75% of them. Horrible little bastards.

Ellendegeneres Fri 17-Nov-17 22:38:56

The egg laying wasp stings it so it is still alive but unable to barely move, so it can provide the wasps first meal when it hatches.
It literally starts with the less important organs then goes onto the more vital ones because it likes its meal fresh!
I've never felt sorry for a roach before, but flipping hell thats a horrible way to die.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 17-Nov-17 22:40:25

You are not alone.

Wasps as a species struggle for redeeming features but managed to give a cockroach one!

brasty Fri 17-Nov-17 22:41:16

Glad I wasn't the only one to feel sorry for Carl. I hate cockroaches as well.

Sayyouwill Sat 18-Nov-17 06:55:12

I felt so uncomfortable watching that!!

- “don’t you feel sorry for Carl?”
- “hmmm.... a little bit.... but I like wasps so >shrug<“


Sayyouwill Sat 18-Nov-17 06:56:08

I’m all for the protection of bee’s.... but what to wasps bring to the table? Who benefits from the wasp?

WetsTheVet Sat 18-Nov-17 06:58:51

Haha I literally shouted at the telly 'why did you fucking NAME him!' Poor Carl!

BulletFox Sat 18-Nov-17 06:59:58

That sounds...grim

GingerAndPrickles Sat 18-Nov-17 07:08:19

I watched this programme with DD because of the baby rhino. Was not aware of the Carl murder scene until it was too late: “So she’s paralysed him with her venom and now she’s chewing off his antennae!” said brightly while we watched in horror. It got worse after that. shock

Ifailed Sat 18-Nov-17 07:09:34

if you feel sorry for Carl, how'd you feel about Andy the ant who ends up with a toadstool growing out of his head?

ipswichwitch Sat 18-Nov-17 07:12:05

Wasps are fuckers. What are they actually even for? They don’t even eat flies! All they’re good for is spoiling picnics. Pointless, stinging, cockroach murdering bastards.

SparklyMagpie Sat 18-Nov-17 07:25:43

Ifailed that is awful!! sad poor ants, Ive always been abit fascinated by ants, Amazing little workers but just the thought of one of them toddling off knowing they we're going to die, or the colony carrying you to basically your death bed sad

FWIW I hate wasps also, not particularly a fan of cockcroaches but that's a nasty way to die, poor Carl!

I can't believe how upsetting this thread has been first thing in the morning before Ive even had my coffee grin

SparklyMagpie Sat 18-Nov-17 07:27:50

"All they’re good for is spoiling picnics."

gringrin very true!! Ive always been scared by wasps and was finally stung ( in the neck, bastard) a few years ago so hate them even more.

I think their main purpous is just being evil

GunnyHighway Sat 18-Nov-17 07:32:32

It's like some people don't understand how nature works.

Ifailed Sat 18-Nov-17 07:32:47

What are they actually even for?

Wasps are great insect predictors, without them our gardens and fields would be over-run with 'pests', eating our crops and food, some also act as plant pollinators.

Pickleypickles Sat 18-Nov-17 07:37:27

I felt sorry for carl too! I think it would of been better if they didnt personalise him. As soon as they named him i imagined a wife, kids and a little cockroachy mortgage sad

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