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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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. :)
At least it wasn’t something worse – like a big ol’ spider.
True! Although depending on the type of spider, that might not have been too bad for me.
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.
Yeah, I get BIG welts when I get bitten by nearly any type of spider. They kinda suck… But yes, spiders in the shower don’t alway fare so well against the water. :)
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Well, that nature speaking (or reaching out…) clearly! Where you are, there it is and generally it reigns, right? Good (if a tad squeamish) story!
Glad you like the story!
nice post – its funny how those encounters littel creatures can start off scary – we’re soooo much bigger than they are!
We are definitely bigger than insects! Doesn’t make it any less unnerving when they’re crawling on you and you can’t see them… :)
oh I know – I’m really easily creeped!