So, after enjoying a half-strength soy latte and a huge chocolate muffin (couldn’t decide to be healthy or not today) I said goodbye to my friends and headed off to the car park….
….I didn’t expect to trip over a super-long, hairy worm on the way….
On further inspection, it turned out to be about 300 caterpillars!
OK, maybe not 300, but it was a lot… and it was really creepy. It even made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and I shuddered slightly.
It wasn’t long before I had enticed a few other people over to prod the hairy little wrigglers… and of course, find out what the hell they were.
“Processionary Caterpillars” – apparently, so I was told – and as the name suggests they follow each other from nose to tail in a line while they move along in a procession to find Wattle trees, etc to devour. They can also cause skin irritations to humans – not that I had any inclination to pat them… not everything hairy is cute.
So there you go, what a phenomenon – not something I was expecting to blog about today.. tune in next week to find out how to eat them…
… Yuk, I’m kidding.