Friday, May 20, 2011

Caterpillar season

Walking in summer can be like going into a caterpillar booby-trapped zone.

There is hardly any warning as the furry bodies are suspended in mid air on tiny, tiny threads – so fine you don't notice them until they brush against you or, heaven forbid, you suddenly get a mouthful of fluff.

I break out in hives if I so much as brush against them so I have to look extra carefully when I'm on my hikes.

Sorry for the pathetic quality of the photo above but it's already better than the one I took on my first attempt – the caterpillar somehow swung itself onto my camera, resulting in a lot of girly screaming, frantic foot stomping and a Blair Witch Project-like photo, below:

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