There are some little critters I like. (Foxes, squirrels, bees.) And some little critters I do not like. (Spiders, wasps, wats – can’t even bring myself to write the correct word….)
This find falls into the like category although I got out the macro lens and a couple of shots do make me go ugh! So be warned.
I was weeding one of the small veg/flower beds ready for biennials and almost squished this fella.
I looked him up and he’s a Hawkmoth Caterpillar and about 3 inches long. When disturbed they curve their body into a ‘U’ shape to make them look snake-like. I think it works a treat.
Here are his ‘legs’ clinging on to a stem. Can I say cute?
But get ready for the not so cute….
Pretty amazing though.
After a while he went back to position he was in when I found him.
Just clinging on doing caterpillar stuff.
He looks like a stick, no wonder I was about to squash him.
I stepped back a bit so you see the setting better.
I actually found three of them all around this spot in the garden.
Nature just rocks it.
Thanks for letting me share the weird but wonderful stuff in our garden.