Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Real Angry Caterpillar Causes an Extremely Short Photo Essay

This caterpillar-looking creature caught my eye when I was visiting a waterfall in northern Okinawa, Japan.  
It was crawling on a wooden post that supports the stairs and handrails leading up out of the falls.

Whenever I find a new critter, I've never seen before, I like to get plenty of photos from every possible angle.  That makes the process of identification a lot easier.

Well, this caterpillar didn't like the camera being pointed at him, I guess.

It was hard to decide whether it was grinning or growling when it looked at me.

But, I figured out he was a real angry caterpillar when he struck this pose.

Being this is Okinawa, that guy could know karate.

So, I went home.



Laura Orange said...

Ha, ha! Funny story! :)

RyukyuMike said...

Some tough characters live on this island. Hah !

Ryan said...

You better watch your back Mike, this guy will be a karate kicking butterfly soon...

RyukyuMike said...

Aw, I ain't really worried. Me and wild things usually get along great together!

Mommy Cracked said...

The cutest angry caterpillar ever!

RyukyuMike said...

Mommy Cracked,
Sort of a handsome devil. Wasn't he ?

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

He looks like he could make for a great monster to battle Godzilla.

RyukyuMike said...

Made me BACK-OFF! LOL !

Shannon Hager said...

Too funny! Love the pictures!

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks. Glad the l'il critter tickled you !