I remember playing with Shongololo's !!!
Growing up in South Africa and in Zululand / Natal in a small farming village called Empangeni - we got to play with all sorts of funky bugs and animals ... Shongololo was one of my favourites - we where allowed to play with them purely because they where not poisons or harmful and didn't send parents screaming for the insecticide ( which every good house hold in Empangeni has an onslaught of ) .
|Red shongololo - about 1cm thick & about 10 cm long|
I really loved them because of the way they moved - with their millions of tiny little legs like millions of little fingers moving them along and well if you touched them they would curl up into a ball - hence the name Shongololo - which means to curl up in Nguni.
I think with children anything that curls up or reacts to touch is just awesome...
|Black shongololo - about 2cm thick & 20cm long|
What i think now ...