I am not exaggerating when I say that I am deathly phobic of moths. I don’t like them one bit. Moths are not just ugly butterflies: they are evil and insidious.
I don’t want them anywhere near me or anyone I love; dead or alive.
And don’t even get me started about the scariest part of moths: their wing dust.
I am freaking myself out by typing all this.
I am here to post a picture for proof to show that there is a ginormous moth under our porch light; I think it is about 3 inches big. The photo doesn’t show how big, ugly, and scary this thing is; but believe me… it’s BIG, UGLY, and SCARY! I caught a glimpse of it this evening when I left the house to pick Yoshi up. I got so freaked out I broke out in hives in the car.
Click to embiggen… although I’m not sure why you’d want to see it bigger.
When we got home, we could see from many feet away that the moth hadn’t moved; I made Yoshi check for moths and open the back door so we could enter our house.
Eventually my curiousity got the best of me. I wondered if it was still out there so I carefully stuck my arm outside and snapped the picture above.
I was really concerned that the flash would go off, scare the moth, and then it would fly in my face and I would drop dead from a heart attack. Luckily for all involved, this is not what happened. The moth did not move, I have photographic evidence of this thing, and I’m still alive.
Here’s hoping it will be gone in the morning and that it doesn’t leave any damned moth dust behind in its wake.
UPDATE 2/21/07 @ 10:42a: As of this morning, the moth hasn’t moved. We left the house via the back door.
UPDATE 2/21/07 @ 11:22pm: Although the giant moth was there all day today, Yoshi got smart and turned out off the light when it got dark. The moth got bored and went away. Instead, now there are giant spiders on our front door. I am still using the back door until all the giant creatures go away.
UPDATE 2/22/07 @ 5:15pm: I came home from the office today and discovered that the moth was back. Well, either it’s back or Yoshi was mistaken and it never left in the first place. Damn… with all these giant bugs, maybe we really do live on the edge of Jurassic Park!