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I found something today I never seen before
« on: September 08, 2009, 07:06:43 PM »
I found a caterpillar that was 5' 6" long today, looked on the internet to find what kind it was and after about 30 minutes I found it. I dont have pictures of mine but heres a site that has pictures and info on it, its called the "Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar" ... this thing is huge! it was crossing my driveway when I found it.

http://hilarynelson.com/Hobbies/Bugs/HickoryHornedDevilCaterpillar
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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 08:49:59 PM »
Now that's one huge caterpillar!!  :shock:

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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 10:27:19 PM »
I've seen some large ones, but 5 foot 6 inches is much larger than the ones around here.
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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 10:43:43 PM »
Will it handle a saddle? You'd be the talk-of-the-town!
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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 10:58:00 PM »
Ted, this same pillar was discussed on a tegu site I frequent just a few days ago. Here's the link with pictures: http://www.tegutalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=4988&hilit=pillar


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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 09:52:59 AM »
Wow.  If you see more than two of them I'd call KathyP or reinbeu and see if you can't get some firepower down there, it could be an invasion!!! :evil:
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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 10:30:49 AM »
hahahahaha 5'6", cant believe I typed that, was trying to say 5 1/2 inches. sometimes I crack my self up, it is the biggest caterpillar I ever seen, I turned it back loose this morning in a safer spot..... well as some of you might have been wondering, no I wouldn't touch it at first, that thing was kinda tough looking but when I found out it was harmless I had no problems, those horns and spikes are hard, bet they would stick you if you put pressure on them.... it was just something I never seen or heard of before and thought I might share it..







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Re: I found something today I never seen before
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 04:24:25 PM »
If we had Catties that big ( 5 Ft. 6 in. ) there'll no trees.   :-D

 

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