No, it's not spray paint ... rare pink grasshopper discovered

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No, It's Not Spray Paint - Rare Pink Grasshopper Discovered

No, your eyes are not deceiving you -- this really is a rare pink grasshopper. Wildlife biologist and photographer Victoria Hillman captured these images of a rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper.

The pink is most likely due to a genetic mutation is called erythrism, which either eliminates the color of a creature or excessively produces other colors.

Grasshoppers like this are extremely rare, and most don't make it into adulthood because they are easily picked off by predators since they stand out so much against the green leaves.

Have you ever seen anything like this?

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