Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Something in My Shirt

Ever find yourself sitting at your desk, chipping away at e mail responses after everyone else has left for the day, only to feel something moving on your back?  It happened to me a few weeks ago.  I sort of swatted at my back with my hand and the movement stopped, so I assumed I’d squashed whatever it was.  A few minutes later, however, there it was again, a little movement of something up my back.  I swatted again, it stopped again, I once again hoped I’d gotten whatever it was.  Nope!  Soon enough, whatever it was was crawling up my spine, which I have to say is a deeply disturbing feeling.  So, I pulled the whole shirt off.  Inside, I found this:



An inch-long inchworm!  I was a little shocked it was so large, but apparently you can get large caterpillars down your shirt when you crawl into bushy trees at work.  After putting the shirt back on, I took the inchworm outside and snapped a few photos with my iPhone before going back to blissfully inchworm-free work.

On a completely unrelated note, I think I will be able to get back to my regular blogging schedule soon!  Woo!


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12 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Something in My Shirt

  1. Those inchworms will not leave until they finish their job and you do know the reason why, don’t you? If not: it’s because they are measuring your clothing because you’re going to get something new to wear.

    • Ha ha! I DID get something new to wear, the very next day! It’s a lovely Reptile and Amphibian Day tee shirt from the museum where I work. At least my inchworm was a portent of nerd shirts to come. :)

      • That’s true, but their bite hurts even if it isn’t poisonous. Just trying accidentally putting your hand right on top of one and see how fast it defends itself! Of course, if you hop in the shower with one, it’s liable to cower in the corner as it gets doused with water.

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