Undertoad Tuesday Aug 8 11:36 AM
8/8/2006: Swedish caterpillar infestation
Sundae Tuesday Aug 8 11:43 AM
Next time I get too hot at work I will come back to those images. I didn't think I had any problem with caterpillars, but that has given me the cold shudders.
barefoot serpent Tuesday Aug 8 11:57 AM
tent caterpillars are fun to eradicate with a can of Lysol and a Bic lighter...
Ibby Tuesday Aug 8 12:52 PM
LabRat Tuesday Aug 8 01:04 PM
The bike/tree picture from far away is actually pretty cool. Till you get closer and see the creepy crawlies under the seat. Maybe it's a Terry 'Butterfly' bike seat...
astrodex Tuesday Aug 8 01:21 PM
When I was a kid, our neighbors had a caterpillar infestation. Unfortunately, the little critters don't respect fence lines and that made for an entire summer spent avoiding the back yard. I can still remember trying to walk through the yard without stepping on any. Impossible. Squish, squish, squish.
Stormieweather Tuesday Aug 8 01:43 PM
Once upon a time, approximately 7 years ago, I drove up to Tarpon Springs with my boss for a meeting with an apartment complex owner. It was a rainy day which is not unusual here in Florida. When we pulled into the parking lot of the apartment complex, we suddenly realized the dark pavement was moving! A closer look revealed that the entire lot as well as the grass and tree branches were blanketed with tiny tree frogs (about thumbnail sized). There was not a square foot anywhere that didn't have hopping, squirming, squishy little frogs covering it.
glatt Tuesday Aug 8 02:38 PM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Aug 8 02:51 PM
Mammals squish much better. Ask Godzilla.
Pancake Man Tuesday Aug 8 03:18 PM
First one looks like someone found a bike and a can of spray paint.
capnhowdy Tuesday Aug 8 05:21 PM
That's one bicycle seat I don't wish I was. C'mon guys, you know what I'm saying.
Elspode Tuesday Aug 8 05:29 PM
I've seen this movie. Everyone comes out of pods and starts killing the normal people!
ajaccio Tuesday Aug 8 06:55 PM
That first one looked Photoshopped to me, especially around the wheels and spokes. Wasn't till I saw the close-ups that I believed it.
RellikLaerec Tuesday Aug 8 11:01 PM
Wonder if you could gather enough of that silk to make ya a shirt
chrisinhouston Tuesday Aug 8 11:26 PM
Funny as the images at the Swedish website are dated mid June of 2006, everything here in TX is dead by then from the heat. Few bugs but lots of heat and humidity!
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Aug 8 11:53 PM
Iggy Wednesday Aug 9 04:59 PM
One summer while I was working at our baseball stadium we had an infestation. I am not sure why, but the entire area was covered with them. I think it had rained or something and they were looking for shelter and they say the bright lights on at the stadium and swarmed it. I could not walk without crushing many of them, and even when I managed to miss them there were already crushed bodies ready to squish under my shoes. The only good thing about it was I was wearing athletic shoes and so they didn't touch my feet... but it was so disgusting to feel the nastiness under my shoes!!! *shudders*
capnhowdy Monday Aug 21 08:02 PM
Mmmm... Caterpillar soup.
The 42 Tuesday Aug 22 04:33 PM
Bleah! They make bugs big where I come from- once I opened my knapsack at work and a huge beetle about the length of my index finger crawled out and over my hand.
barefoot serpent Wednesday Aug 23 11:27 AM
and now yellowjackets in Alabama engulf entire car!
glatt Wednesday Aug 23 11:38 AM
I saw that. It's freaky. I'd be so scared to have a yellow jacket nest that size near my house.
Undertoad Wednesday Aug 23 12:03 PM
I just addressed my yellowjacket problem. I paid $225 for guys to squirt powder poison into my walls.
Sundae Wednesday Aug 23 12:44 PM
Not wanting to distract attention from your sincerely creepy infestation UT but...
I may die happy now. Or I may join internet dating sites for that area, hoping to become a British mail-order bride just for the thrill of living in (a) Pineapple.
Trilby Wednesday Aug 23 02:53 PM
lulu Friday Aug 25 08:43 PM
/checks Sweden off the list of a possible vacation destination.
richlevy Saturday Aug 26 10:41 AM