My maid found a grasshopper at our doorstep and brought it inside to show the boys. S called me to come downstairs to have a look at the grasshopper. I didn't feel too comfortable with insects but the boys had no problem with it and kept touching it. I reminded them to be gentle towards the hapless creature.
We quickly put it outside in the garden. E plucked a leaf for the grasshopper to eat, but it refused.
After looking at it closely, I found the answer why it didn't jump away. It had only 4 legs! The last 2 legs were plucked out! Poor creature!