Sunday, May 15, 2016
Hungry Caterpillars Eat Plenty of Food
It was one of those days, I didn't feel like walking too far with a 300MM lens.
So, I just went out back and looked around for something interesting to shoot.
Along came this brightly colored caterpillar and, it put on quite a show.
The little furry critter was eating vegetables in Mr's Yamashiro's garden plot.
It's a good thing, she wasn't around, to see all the damage this thing was creating.
The thought occurred to me, I could perform a random act of kindness.
Grab the culprit and, throw him over the fence, into a neighboor's vegetable patch.
Some people like to squish the hairy things, with their feet. Not me.
And, I wasn't in a caterpillar chucking mood that day, either.
It did get me wondering, "How much food can one of them eat?"
In, "Ten Fascinating Facts About Caterpillars" I learned this:
Some of them eat 27,000 times the weight of their body, during their lifetime.
Don't diet. Eat more. Maybe, you'll turn into something as pretty as a butterfly !
After, I shot about 5 gigabytes worth of photos, I let the rascal get away.
End of story
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