Monday, June 25, 2007

Kamikaze Caterpillars

I have these little webs in my tree; I get them every year, but this year is different. This year they spawned these little caterpillars that fell from the tree, covered my car, the ramp, everywhere. They’ve never done this before. Normally, this wouldn’t bother me too much because they’re harmless, but that doesn’t mean I want them on me. It was bad enough sitting on the porch swing smoking and having to watch my feet in case one crawled up there, but now I have to contend with Kamikaze Caterpillars. You heard me. Kamikaze Caterpillars. They crawl up to the ceiling of the porch and then dive bomb me. I could swear they can see me and are doing this on purpose. I imagine them laughing at the poor human being swinging here and there to avoid having one of them fall on her. And I’m sure the neighbors are wondering just what am I smoking. Tell me that the lifespan of a caterpillar isn’t long. Tell me that this will end soon. Or I’m getting a helmet.

29 comments:

Brandy said...

OMGosh, I love the helmeted avatar!! *G*
I know nothing about catepillars, sorry. I would think they would have a short life span though. Best of luck with them.

Kelly said...

Hahaha..I love the avatar! I'm not sure the lifespan of the catapillar. Aren't they supposed to cocoon and morph into butterflies or moths or something?

Tori Lennox said...

I don't know anything about caterpillars either, but I'd be totally squicked out by them! Yuck!

catslady said...

Are they the tent catepillars. Every so many years(maybe 7) we get a horrible amount of them - they're everywhere like you described. Only thing I can say is you shouldn't get them again for a while.

I like the avatar too lol.

Dru said...

I would get a helmet. Don't they turn into butterflies? Perhaps these caterpillas failed in their attempt to cocoon.

susie said...

I like the helmet

Michele said...

Ooh, Mutant Alien caterpillars who have heard of the wonder of SPAM. They want to get close to your genius.

I've heard of Muskrat Love, not Caterpillar Love.

But they kind of sound like Tent Caterpillars...they turn into moths... nothing pretty about them.
Squish them if you can.
Or call in that guy on cable who eats bugs. He'd have a bonzanza!

Sorry if I grossed you out.
I have boys.
My eldest dressed up in his first Bee suit when he was with my parents today. Got to hold a frame of honeycomb with hundreds of bees crawling, flying and walking all around him.
My brave boy.
Mommy was FAR away.
LOL

raine said...

Maybe they just want a ciggie.

;-)

Diane said...

Ugh! Yes, they turn into really beautiful butterflies and moths, but caterpillars? Ugh.

Shirley said...

Get a helmet. And whatever it is you're smoking, change it. :o)

Siobhan said...

I agree with Shirley. *gg*

bebo said...

Honey, I've seen that mass of caterpillars & you need more than a helmet. Maybe one of those suits they use for hazmat cleanup would work. But what a pain to get in & out of just for a cig...

;P

Marty said...

Are they going to merge together into one giant worm? There's serious sci-fi potential here. And as the woman who chased a gecko around her house, I'd go for the helmet...

Scott said...

From the viewpoint of an author, this sounds like real-life inspiration for a story!

Dennie McDonald said...

reminds me of when we went to scarborough's faire back in May--they were EVERYwhere! ick!

(mini-me likes to squoosh them--double ick!)

Susan said...

Yikes! It sounds like a sci-fi movie..."Attack of the Kamikaze Caterpillars" *g*

Lexi said...

Get the helmet.

Toni Anderson said...

Sound like our canker worms which turn into yucky moths. They cover the city trees, strip them bare of leaves and when you cycle along it is like going through long cobwebs with the caterpillars dropping out of the sky onto you. Blah!

How ya doing Bailey?

Sonya said...

Girl, I know how you feel. I think the little devils go on missions to see if they can scare the pee out of me. I hate them! I hate them!

Actually, they are web worms, and they are bad this year because of the rain. If you can get a broom or something, try to puncture their sack/web in your trees. This will help in their demise.

Melissa said...

Stopped by for my friday installment of spamalot, but it wasn't here. Guess I'll check out last weeks! Hope all is well Bailey.

Brandy said...

Hope everything is going okay. Miss having you "around". Take care and sending good thoughts and cyber hugs {{{Bailey}}}.

Dennie McDonald said...

NOTE: Eve's internet went Kaput. . . . hopefully will be back up soon. . . .

Lis said...

lmao I love the avatar!! :o)
Catapillar's shouldn't last really long. A couple weeks max I think.

Dru said...

oh no, not again. Hope to see you back soon.

Kate Hardy said...

Bailey, you OK? You've been awfully quiet lately - just wanted to send you a hug.
love Kate x

(new addy for blog btw - am joining you on Blogger!)

Kate Hardy said...

Duh - would've helped if I'd read all the comments (thanks for the heads-up, Dennie).

But sending you a hug anyway because you deserve one.

Susan said...

What the heck have they done to your internet this time?

Miss you!

Lexi said...

Okay, have the caterpillars kidnapped you and decided to hold you hostage? Where are you?

Michele said...

The Internet Kamikaze linked up with the Caterpillar Kamikaze
and shorted it out, I bet.

Sheesh, I hope this is the last problem you'll have to deal with in losing your internet, Bailey.

Being cutt off from you AND SPAM is really rough.
Hope it can get fixed faster than the last time!
HUGS
M