Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar

 You know that little bastard The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar? I met his hungry damn face this weekend.

You see this hideous twiggy plant? At the start of this past weekend it was a healthy, lush black seaman tomato. Now it's a mere shadow of its former self. I don't see a recovery in sight for this one. You'll find the culprit at the bottom right.

It's one of the biggest fat-bastard caterpillars I've ever seen, and it better be after it ate my whole damn plant, tomatoes and all! In the old days I would have mercilessly squashed it for its transgressions and sent it straight to hell, but I almost have respect for this hungry (not-so) little caterpillar. This one sole caterpillar decimated my entire tomato is two damn days, how could I kill it? The lovingly cultivated plant lives on within him.

If you prize your plants, keep your eye out for this hungry little beast. As I type this he's at home scraping every last bite from my tomato plant. I'll catch him tonight before he moves on to my other vegetables!


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  3. I battled Japanese Beatles this year...they did to my flower bed and three tomato plants what that fat caterpillar did to yours.

  4. I don't know about caterpillars, but my brother-in-law was awfully mad when a deer (or two or three) came along and took a bite--one bite!--out of every single damned tomato in the garden.

    I hope your caterpillar at least gives you the privilege of seeing what a lovely, big butterfly he becomes!

  5. LOL! I know it's not nice to laugh, but you're too funny. Sorry about the plant. I think I'd still squish him though. Hmm or maybe drop him off at the garden of your least favorite person?

  6. LOL! That is one cute caterpillar, thats great you spared him even after he ate ur whole plant.

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