Monday, September 14, 2009

justine's wild backpack kingdom

I'm poaching this story from Justine, but she doesn't have a blog, so it's not like she's doing anything with it.

Today she found a milkweed worm making a chrysalis in her backpack! Just hanging out in there! She's going to try to transfer it to a jar so it can carry on its great work. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard, a real Festivus Miracle. We've been trying to find milkweed worms for weeks now, but no luck. We think their migration pattern may have shifted, because neither my mom nor I have been able to find any for years, and we used to find them every fall. Maybe they have colony collapse disorder too!


It turns out that Justine was harboring a TOMATO WORM, which I don't think can get any grosser! It's like giving birth, and the doctor says, "Here, Mrs. So-and-so, here is your beautiful baby," only the baby is a Moray eel. YUCK.

Tomato worms are my kryptonite--right up there with the eggs-in-its-back frog. OH, I just remembered! Grandma Maxine gave us a bunch of her old books, and the other day I was leafing through one on animals, and it just happens to open on the page with a big old picture of the freaking Surinam Toad, with its babies all jumping out of its spongy back flesh. Sick. I can't escape that stupid thing. Always and always I'm seeing pictures of it on accident and it's nightmarish.

Here, I'll share with you:
And the video to make you cry while vomiting:
All photos courtesy of the internet.


amy greenway said...

Grody to the max!

tipsybaker said...

I think it's time for more cinnnamon rolls!
Or llama!