Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It looked like a stick.....

A few days ago, while walking in the yard checking my gardens and trees I noticed a dead twig sticking out of my Tiger Eyes Sumac....so I went to pick it off.... and it went soft....
It freaked me out at first and then I laughed. After looking it up on bugguide.net and found it was a Common Gray Moth caterpillar....
I decided to move him to a less favored bush!

8 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Ooh - what a surprise!

John Theberge said...

Glad you moved it, you wouldn't want it munching on those nice looking sumac blossoms.

Roy Norris said...

Eve,
that is very odd.

Mary said...

That's funny! I would have probably dropped my camera! How amazing that it looks so stick-like.

Jenny Vickers said...

What a weird looking bug Eve! I think we have a moth over here that looks exactly like a birch twig, called a Buff tip. Aint nature amazing!
Jen

Bird Girl said...

Yep...that would've freaked me out, too! Very cool, though!

Shellmo said...

What a funny story! Nature is amazing!

Stacey Huston said...

Eve, LOL.. I remember when my oldest was about 2yrs old. We found a caterpillar, and he picked it up and was letting it crawl around on his hand. it started feeling his finger with its mouth and he innocently looked at me and asked what it was doing.. (hehe) I made the HUGE mistake of saying "It's tasting you!" He freaked.. screamed and flung the bug across the yard. I still laugh to think about it.. I can just see you trying to pick of the "stick" Have a great day and thanks for sharing