Sunday, September 5, 2010

a very hungry caterpillar

We found this huge caterpillar living on our tomato plant.  

The one lonely tomato that was giving us hope of this plant still living was completely gone.  I guess that is how he got so fat.  This may not look that large to people in other states, but I have never seen a caterpillar like this in Phoenix in my life.  Zach looked it up online and found out the only way to get rid of it was of course to squash it.  Jimmy, however, was quite fond of it so we couldn't bring ourselves to do that. We just went the more humane way and let him live in an old orange juice bottle until he suffocated and dried out into a disgusting black stick.  Sorry caterpillar.


  1. Wow. Tabes. This is disgusting and depressing all at the same time. ;)

  2. That caterpillar reminds me of the elephant man...or have you seen that video for Yeasayer's song, "madder red." Check it out if you can get through the whole thing.