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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

What The Heck Is This!

I sauntered over to my garden to look for the first ripe tomato and I find this! ~


Caterpillar:  Who...are...you?
Me:  Why I hardly know sir.  I've changed so much since this morning, you see...
Caterpillar:  No, I do not C.  Explain yourself!

Okay, maybe it wasn't blue, puffing on a hookah and talking to me, but it was freaky!

This, was merrily munching away on my tomato plant. ~





It was 4" long!  Like any good blogger, I grabbed my camera and started snapping, even though my shuddering made it hard to hold still.

I wasn't touching that thing, so I snapped the hole branch off. ~


The minute it lifted it's head and looked at me, I knew it would ask me all kinds of crazy questions and start yelling, so I threw the whole thing away!

A little Google effort and I find out this is a Tomato Hornworm and it will devastate your tomato crop in no time.  It will also blow smoke in your face and act verrrry mean!

I found a blog with some great info on dealing with this thing, Tammy's Recipes.  You might want to pay her a visit if you spot any in your garden.

Have a day where nothing creeps you out!