Friday, November 13, 2009

The Very Fat Caterpillar

Last week our neighbor brought this to us and we were giddy. Seems it doesn't take much to make us happy around here. He was the biggest, fattest, coolest caterpillar we've ever seen.

We couldn't identify it with complete confidence. It looks a lot like a Lunar Moth caterpillar, but not perfectly the same (based on Internet descriptions).

We hung out with him for awhile. I took a bazillion photos and was basically entranced. I loved watching him walk. I even videotaped him walking and then pooping (a bonus!). I'm sparing you that little video. Let's just say, we didn't know caterpillars pooped such big poopies (I just use a form of the word poop four times, aren't you happy?)!Such beauty. Seriously. What a creative Creator we have. After an hour, we let him go. We don't have the best track record with caterpillar to chrysalis to moth/butterfly experiments.

1 comment:

  1. We have those caterpillars around here too. They destroyed one of Adam's plants this summer until we finally spotted him and captured him to watch for awhile. Very Cool!