Saturday, 8 September 2007

Not a vole

But worth a photo, I thought. This is an elephant hawk moth caterpillar that my son found in the garden. When threatened, it rears up like a snake - very convincing false eyes. If I was a bird, I'd think twice. There's also a horn on its last segment, for added intimidation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow and wow again! I've never seen one of these. I know someone who would like to see this pic. Going to send him the link!