Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Giant Moth

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  1. You're lovely, I would pat you, get the hell off my lights. My lights are not the moon. http://www.beaverandsteve.com/index.php?comic=135

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    1. Haha! I wasn't feared of moths til I saw this one

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  2. Good grief, that's a huge moth. Figured it was in Australia by the accents. Scary, but at least it's not deadly...then again, it's in Australia, so....Just read an article earlier where they discovered a new species of snake down there and of course, it's deadly. You have to watch where you walk because of snakes, you have to watch where you swim because of sharks and you have to watch where you sit because of spiders. Even the kangaroos can run into your car or if you get too close, they'll kick your ass. Literally. I used to think I'd want to visit there, but I've changed my mind. At least here in Texas we have fewer things to worry about - rattlesnakes, brown recluse spiders, tornadoes and idiots who have guns.

    See that round thing on the moth's "mouth"/front? That's its nose, a long proboscis rolled up like a garden hose when not in use sucking nectar from flowers. We have some pretty good sized ones here and if there was a little kid around, I'd catch one and gently unroll their nose w/ a pencil and show it to the child, always fascinated them. Not sure if it hurt them or not, hope not. I knew a guy out on a drilling rig who once caught several dozen of them and unrolled the noses and taped them to the inside of another guy's locker and he freaked out when he opened the door and all those moths started flapping around. Very cruel, but funny. There'd only be like a million of 'em lured in at night to the lights on the derrick and rig floor.

    My ol' B cat loved those moths, but he'd just eat their head and abdomen, leaving the wings and legs behind.

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    1. The moths round your area could do with guns, Mike...people keep catching them to unfurl their snozzle :) We don;t have many dangerous beasties round these parts, apart from the locals.

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