Friday, June 12, 2015

Caterpillar Tale


Once upon a time, there was a tiny caterpillar, green and oh so cute. He had little short sucky feet, that grasped the flower petals and two big eyes, and tiny jaws that devoured yellow flower petals at an alamring speed.


He grew and grew and grew, and like Jack, he climbed the big tall bean sunflower stalk, munching his way towards the top." Oh, Look!" said MadSnapper "Another caterpillar... Isn't he adorable? " Why don't we just leave him and see how fast he can eat that whole big flower?"

"NO!" bellowed Bob the Giant Caterpillar Killer!  MadSnapper came inside and left  the mean old  Giant Caterpillar Killer to do his dastardly deed...

and this is a True story, I did want to let him eat the flower....we formed a relationship as I madly snapped 27 pics of him munching merrily along. I had decided to name him/her Catty Caterpillar....



23 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Mean ol Bob. Lol
Briony
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eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Sandra! I love your bright and pretty sunflowers. That's a tough decision let the caterpillar eat your flowers or let the caterpillar live. Beautiful shots!
Have a great Friday and a happy weekend!

Mersad said...

Well, I'm glad there were no casualties (except the sunflower, a bit) :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mersad said...

Well, I'm glad there were no casualties (except the sunflower, a bit) :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mildred said...

It's been a long time since I grew sunflowers. I remember how the squirrels would tackle the flower head to the ground to eat!

Cranberry Morning said...

Poor little caterpillar, just trying to make a living. Bad ole Bob, the caterpillar slayer!! ;-))

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Bad Bob !!!

TexWisGirl said...

awww...

Madi and Mom said...

mom is laughing her head off!! Your Bob wears many many hats...boy what a spoiled sport not to let us see the science behind how long it takes once
caterpillar to eat a yellow petal...
hugs madi and mom

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'd say...mush Catty...don't hate me Mad Snapper

Good job Bob.

[seriously tho beautiful sun flower]

Felicia said...

great macro on last images.

he would have eaten the whole thing most likely.

Chatty Crone said...

LOL better than Chatty Caterpillar!

barbara l. hale said...

Awwww! I'm with you. Someday that caterpillar may grow up to be a beautiful butterfly. And there will be more sunflowers. But they do tend to eat their weights in stuff like that.

Grandma C said...

Funny story with a sad ending. Hope the caterpillar didn't suffer long. lol Beautiful flower!

Ann Thompson said...

He/she is pretty cool looking but since I like sunflowers I might have been on Bobs side with this one....lol

SweetMarie said...

I'm laughing my butt off!! We were busy at home this morning and I threw up a post just before we left and we just now returned home. I didn't have time to blog so, I had no idea about your sunflower! Craig and I are LOL!!
I can't believe Bob killed the caterpillar! I know you wanted a butterfly!? Your pics are beautiful! Your sunflower puts a smile on my face. :)

Rose said...

I have mixed feelings...there are times I would have watched him, and others I would have been the caterpillar killer.

Gail said...

It seems to have flourished with it's sunflower diet.

Great pictures.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I think this is a win/win situation.You got good pictures and Bob spared what was left of the sunflower.

Kathy said...

I wouldn't have wanted to squash him either (mainly because I wouldn't touch him) but I would have flicked him off the flower.

Betty Manousos said...

haha, i'm literally lol!

your sunflowers are soo pretty! great shots, sandra.

Michaele said...

I thought you were the boss of Bob. You did get some nice shot of Catty. RIP.

pattisjarrett said...

Oh dear. It never ends well when you name them. Catty was lovely while s/he lasted.