This caterpillar is starting to scare me a little bit. He’s such a ferocious eater, I actually found myself going out in the dark behind the garage foraging for milkweed at 3 a.m. Monday morning.
I don’t know if it’s because this one came from “the wild” rather than mail order like the one we got from the workshop, but this guy is already lots bigger than our first one ever got.
Last week we were measuring his growth against a dime for scale; on Monday a single day’s poop production was much bigger than said dime!
“It’s interesting how dynamic his eating is,” my husband marveled. “His head is pounding up and down like a jackhammer.”
Colleen has suggested we name him Scooby, given that the prodigious nature of that cartoon character’s appetite.
Below is a series of pictures showing his growth over the last few weeks:
One week later, on Aug. 19.