Hungry Caterpillar

I think getting close to butterflies is fun! My hubby didn't think so today. He went to pick me some blueberries (what a nice guy!) and while he was picking, he saw a caterpillar munching away at the bush. He showed no mercy, if you know what I mean. He does not like things eating the fruit & veggies that he painstakingly works at growing for us.

 Anyway, he came back to the house, claiming that the little guy bit him...picture that one! He said felt a pinch and sure enough, he had a small bruise on his thumb. He told me it was one with all the prickly spikes on it. Then I told him that caterpillars with bold colors and spikes have been given such features to ward off predators.  It was only doing it's job!

We think it was a Tomato Hornworm, the larval stage of the Hummingbird Moth. 


Crazy Brunette said…
HAHA!!! Of course the damn think would bite him! Hope his finger doesn't fall off! You'll be hearing about this shit for a couple weeks you know!

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