|From Copyright © 2009 GValHart|
I nearly stepped on it and I cried out in delight, causing the dog to get excited and pull Donald into the road. Luckily there were no oncoming cars.
Unfortunately, because we had the dog with us and we were trying to train her to walk better on a leash, I could not play with this HUGE caterpillar. I had to keep walking and Donald kept hushing me to stop squeaking with excitement about how big it was. I had never seen anything like it before in my life.
I did a little research today to figure out what it was. Besides, of course, an alien demon come to take over the world. The one I saw was at least as big as the one pictured above (4 inches), if not bigger. It was magnificent.
It's a Regal Moth Caterpillar. It turns into one of these:
|From Stephen Cresswell|
I think I HAVE seen one of these, but do a quick Google Image search and check out how big and fuzzy and pretty they are!
I just wanted to share.