Spike the stag beetle loves to Draw; His art is selling for hundreds of dollars


You may think you’ve seen every weird thing, every unusual animal there is, however have you seen a beetle that loves to draw? A stag beetle in Japan named Spike is right now winning hearts on social media with recordings that show him holding a pen and “drawing” on paper – and his fine art is making big bucks on the Internet. As per the Daily Mail, Spike’s owner, Mandy, found his alent quite by accident. After a video of 6-months-old Spike wandering around on a bit of paper with a marker clasped in his mandibles became a web sensation on Mandy’s Twitter on July 3, she made a different account for Spike.

Here’s a video of Spike in action:

As per Mandy, stag beetles are well known as pets for kids in Japan. Mandy shares pictures and recordings of Spike drawing, eating and generally living the great beetle life on his Twitter account, which has more than 45,000 followers.

Mandy is now auctioning Spike’s work on eBay, where his first illustration has already gotten more than 69 bids, the maximum one being of $316.

15% of the returns from the sale of the artwork will go towards People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), who helps in the conservation of stag beetles’ natural habitat.

Other than artwork, Mandy is likewise offering ‘I like Spike’ buttons and thank you notes.