It was a classic horror movie moment.
At night,the cats often jump up onto the window sill to watch the moths that gather when the living room light spills out into the darkness. They were both up there when I walked past,so I stopped by to watch the moths with them. (The cats like it when I participate in their activities.)
Here’s the audio transcript:
“Hi boys,are there moths? Big fluttery moths? Wow,those are sure [SHRIEK!] HOLY CRAP!!!”
I lept backwards as a giant moth –the size of your hand –thumped against the window. I caught a glimpse of giant eye spots and thought,“Polyphemus moth!”I have always wanted to see one of those. I’m a dork that way.
Excited,I grabbed a tupperware container and my digital camera and went outside. However,the moth wouldn’t fit in the container, so I trapped it under my hat,then maneuvered it into a casserole dish.
(By the way,the people who gave me that casserole dish as a present are regular blog readers. Hi! Thanks for the casserole dish,I use it all the time! Mostly for cooking casseroles,I swear.)
Flappy McFlappersons finally settled down enough that I could take some pictures. I went outside,carefully lifted the lid,and started snapping away.
Having a blog is hard sometimes.
That’s a hellova set of feelers! I am pretty sure they are not for the purpose of sticking into the ears of unwary humans.
After I turned him out of the casserole dish,he paused on the deck just long enough for me to take this wonderful picture of his full wing spread. Will you LOOK at those eyespots? Outstanding!
Hell of a way to end the day,I tell you.