9. Jul, 2017

The Woolly Bear

I met this woolly bear on the coastal path near our home for waifs & strays quite recently. ‘Look!’ shouted a child as he passed by, ‘a woolly worm!’ And indeed, that’s what this soon to be Tiger Moth is often called. Just like my kind and unassuming husband, these woolly bears are very intelligent and have the ability to produce ultrasonic sounds to scare off predators and can also confuse bats hoping for a tasty meal.

However, that’s where the likeness ends, because unlike my kind and unassuming husband, these little creatures are odd shapes and stink! Their hairstyles are totally different too! And just a thought, on close up, this little fella is quite scary!