Saturday, September 22, 2007



You'll be happy to know The Very Hungry Caterpillar is alive and well. We caught him Thursday.

Have you ever seen anything like it??!!

Baby brought it to me, proud as punch and oh, so fascinated. Of course, I have to admit. I was pretty fascinated, too. It was HUGE.

And all I could think was, "Please don't squeeze it. Please don't squeeze it."

Can you imagine the mess that monster would make?

But she released him onto the trunk of a tree, where he went on to eat his way through one apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries, five oranges and various junk foods.

After that he probably made some hungry bird very happy.

6 comments:

Kelli said...

Someday, when they are old enough, you can catch one of those Hungry Caterpillars again. Just put him on an aquarium and watch them cocoon and become a beautiful butterfly.

It's the most amazing thing when you set them free again!

amy said...

I would have been thinking the same thing..What a cool picture

Heather said...

Holy moly! I've never seen one that big! I'm a little skeeved!

Mayogi said...

I've never seen one so big before! And he must have been starving, poor thing! I had no idea they could eat that much....

Six in the Mix said...

It's a luna moth caterpillar. They are one of the rarest moths in our country and when they emerge from their cocoons are about the size of an adult hand. What a find!

We have a friend who raises butterflies and moths and recently received a luna from him. Ours is still in its cocoon.

randi---i have to say said...

That is a big bug! I think I would have been worried about it getting squished as well!