Saturday, 25 August 2012

Two inches long, and fat

Oh my word, Heidi cat brought this into the kitchen today! What a whoppa. What is she going to bring in next, I dread to think!



It was about two inches long, and fat.

21 comments:

  1. I don't like insects, but this is actually kind of cute :))


    Lots of love,
    Sabina
    xxx

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  2. LOL...reminds me of Heimlich from a Bug's Life...Heidi loves you loads to bestow such finery on you :-)

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  3. what a whopper! Pretty thing wonder what it is? ....or will be!

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  4. It would appear to be a Lime Hawk moth caterpillar. Cool!
    http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/uploads/Lime_Hawk-moth.pdf

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  5. Very cute. Also one of God's creatures...

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  6. Mine have brought me SNAKES! I would rather have gotten yours!!

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  7. Whatever it is going to turn out to be, you could imagine it much bigger and made up as a stuffed toy for a littlie - the head markings are lovely.

    If Heidi is a hunter then you'd best be prepared for much bigger prey - I once came home to find my cat had managed to kill a pigeon and drag it through the very small window I left open in the kitchen for him to get in and out. Bloomin' feathers everywhere! One neighbour had seen him trying to get the body through the window - said it was a very entertaining 15 minutes!

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  8. Oh! that ugly thing needs to get started turning into a butterfly, LOL. Thanks for sharing, Connie :)

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  9. Yes, I'd be happy to see our cat bring one of these, our preffered present is a mouse, usually dead but sometimes alive, or a sparrow, even had one of those alive. She eats the lot. One we got a bunny, alive, almost as big as the cat. It eat half of it, from the head down, left me the back legs and a few inches of entrails.

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  10. I hope he hasn't been eating your veggies! He looks well fed.

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  11. Wow, what love and affection to be receiving such gifts....

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  12. pretty, looks like a Disney caterpillar.

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  13. Hi Bibi, I don't actually want a studded corset thank you, but someone else might. By the way, it's not an insect, it's a caterpillar ;o)

    Hi Nicky, thanks for the link. It looks a bit like the lime hawk, except mine doesn't have any body markings. It could have come from the birch trees at the back of my garden, or the lime tree at the end of the road I suppose. I think this could be a tomato hornworm. The horn is at the rear end of it, not the front. I can't see where any of my plants have been stripped by it.

    Pigeons, now there's a thing. there are plenty round here and Mayze has brought in two of them, sadly deceased. I suppose if they eat their prey, it reduces the amount of cat food we have to buy.

    Please don't let them bring in any snakes, please please please girls, I don't want snakes.

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    1. That is not like any tomato hornworm I have ever seen.

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  14. My big fluffy cat Archie currently has a taste for rabbit heads, so he brings us the bodies after he has eaten his fill - lovely boy.....not!!

    Sue xx

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  15. Wow, what an amazing caterpillar, we had a slug on our doorstep that big this morning, I would much prefer your caterpillar, isn't it lovely :)

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  16. That's as good photo. Cats do love to bring presents. One of my former cats used to bring rabbit tails in when we lived in the country. My big cat Mao, now sadly not with us, brought in a live pigeon through the large cat flap. We have a vaulted ceiling and the poor thing was flying right up to the rafters. We eventually got rid of it thankfully through the front door, before anything was 'dropped'.

    I found a snail in my conservatory (all double glazed and door sealed) the other day. I intended taking a picture of it in close up but forgot and when I remembered it was all curled up in its shell.

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  17. Re your comment of Frugal Graduate - grate your spare courgettes on a coarse grater and freeze in portions and make courgette/zucchini bread (recipes on line) very nice; a bit like banana bread (dont peel them before hand)

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    1. Lizzie,
      I am totally lost! Where was there any mention of courgettes? Or, zucchini? And, Frugal Graduate made no comment here?

      Ilona,
      Am I getting all the post and comments?

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  18. Hi PP, Yes you are getting all the posts and comments don't worry. That's just lizzie telling me what to do again. She saw a comment I made on someone elses blog and felt the need to post a reply here. Talk about confusing. I had to read it twice before I realised what she was talking about.

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