This Beetle Loves To Draw. His Art Is Selling For Hundreds Of Dollars

Spike the beetle is famous for his art

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This Beetle Loves To Draw. His Art Is Selling For Hundreds Of Dollars

Spike the stag beetle from Japan loves to 'draw'.

You may think you've seen every weird thing, every unusual animal there is, but have you seen a beetle that loves to draw? A stag beetle in Japan named Spike is currently winning hearts on social media with videos that show him holding a pen and 'drawing' on paper - and his artwork is making big bucks on the Internet. According to the Daily Mail, Spike's owner, Mandy, discovered his talent quite by accident. After a video of 6-months-old Spike wandering around on a piece of paper with a marker clasped in his mandibles went viral on Mandy's Twitter on July 3, she created a separate account for Spike.
 
Here's a video of Spike in action:
 
According to Mandy, stag beetles are popular as pets for kids in Japan. Mandy shares pictures and videos of Spike drawing, eating and generally living the good beetle life on his Twitter account, which has over 45,000 followers.
 
 Mandy is now auctioning Spike's artwork on eBay, where his first illustration has already received over 69 bids, the maximum one being of $316.
 
15% of the proceeds 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 also selling 'I like Spike' buttons and thank you notes.
 
What do you think of Spike the beetle and his art? Let us know using the comments section below.

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