A Creature, Part Man

This creature, part man and part tree,
hates the termite as much as the flea.
His tracks do not match,
and his limbs may detach,
but he’s not a strange creature to see.

What is it?

A man with a wooden leg.

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2 Comments on "A Creature, Part Man"

Ramon says
November 19, 2022 @ 03:52

Amazingly, there’s another, very different answer: Ant.

Part m“AN” part “T”ree

Hates termites: “Termites and ants are natural enemies.” [“Flea” doesn’t come in… but not so much for the man with the wooden leg either]

Ants change their tracks/trails (toward sugar, say) if there are disruptions (such as water being spilled along the trail).

Their limbs can detach: “About a third of the smaller ants that take part in termite hunts lose a leg at some point.”


Mark W says
November 24, 2022 @ 23:01

I thought of a “Cane”, as an extension of the arm?
However, as Ramon rightly pointed out; the “Flea” appears irrelevant.
I like the “Ant” idea BTW!

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