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There is a moth on the door.

At first we thought it was a bird, which may tell you something. It is bright, lemony yellow, and has a wingspan wider than my hand is long. Its body is unbelievably huge, thicker around than James's thumb, and at least two inches long (I held a ruler up the glass.) The feathery antennae are large and visible and it has large mesh eyes and frantically groping yellow squidgy bits.

It is fearfully enormous, larger than some of the little birds around here. I can't imagine a bat trying to eat it--even the big brown bats aren't very much larger than this is. It'd be like me trying to tackle a live goat with my teeth.

I am both fascinated and thoroughly grossed out.

Update: And thanks to level_head, we have an ID! It's an Imperial Moth! Woo! Go Imperial Moth!


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Re: I guess it's just one of those things, but...

It's the boneless wavy squidgy bits. It just doesn't move right for my brain.

Re: I guess it's just one of those things, but...

It's an Insect. It has an exoskeleton, therefore it's entirely boneless. If you read the description that levelhead gave you, they seem to be unable to even eat. Most moths have a "sillystraw" like feeding tube, and that's not that frightening, is it?

Scott

Re: I guess it's just one of those things, but...

Dude, you're trying to apply logic to a hindbrain function, here. I have no fear that the moth is gonna eat me, but my brain nevertheless throws up roadblocks screaming "ICKY!" I can't help it.

I have no fear of snakes or rats, mind you, so I suppose I had to be squeamish about SOMETHING.

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Re: I guess it's just one of those things, but...

Drums: Bum ba-ba-ba bum bom, bum ba-ba-ba bum bom/ (repeat)
Horns come in: Ta ta ta pa-pa ta pa-pa ta! Bwa bwa ta pa-pa ta, pa-pa ta!
Enter strings: Dee fa dee fiddle-da dee fwee dee, fiddle-de-dee fwee fwee, fiddly-dee diddly-dee!

Sorry, I can't help but hear the full orchestral version in my mind when someone starts humming that tune.

It's the boneless wavy squidgy bits. It just doesn't move right for my brain.

(Anonymous)
See, now you've just described a ferret...

--AOBSCD (YOUR HINDBRAIN IS NO MATCH FOR MY LOGIC-FU...)

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