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Spike the beetle that can make drawings

KATHMANDU — Have you ever seen an insect hold a pen and draw like human?

The beetle, named Spike, is a pet living with the owner Mandy, an English teacher from Japan, who recently began posting photos of his drawings online.

Spike then soon has won the hearts of thousands of people on social media with its extraordinary talent of holding a pen and ‘drawing’ on paper, creating incredible artwork.

When they went viral, the beetle’s proud owner Mandy, created new Twitter and Instagram accounts specifically to show off her artistic insect.

Mandy discovered Spike’s artistic skill by accident. A video of the beetle wandering around on a piece of paper with a marker clasped in his mandibles went viral on Mandy’s Twitter.

She shares pictures and videos of the stag beetle drawing and eating on his Twitter account, which has over 45,000 followers.

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As per the reports, Mandy posted a picture of Spike and his artwork which garnered more than 60,000 retweets and thousands of fans.

Mandy told Daily Mail that stag beetles are popular as pets for kids in Japan.

The creative insect is so popular that his art are sold at auction for hundreds of dollars,according to a report in Daily Mail.

Spike’s art is auctioned on eBay and has received several bids. And funds from the eBay auction will set up an online shop and 15 per cent will go to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species which works for conservation of stag beetles.