What is this thing?

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  1. Dmitri

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    And should it be destroyed? It looks like it might be a caterpillar nest, but I've never seen anything like this and frankly it creeps me out. It's right in my backyard, mocking me with it's strange existence :( The photos don't do it justice, it's actually kind of large -- about as long as my forearm.

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    Thanks. I'd like to destroy it but I don't want to throw off some eco-balance thing if it's important.
     
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    I would first find out what type of caterpillar are on it.


    I prolly would not destroy it my self, I'd take the oppertunity to try getting some catermacros just cuz it's there, but that is just me.
     
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    ive always wanted to see one of those up close. ive often seen them on trees lining highways.
     
  4. Dmitri

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    @Battou - I don't have a macro lens so what you see is as close as I get to them :lol:

    @Spiffybeth - I can mail it to you, but I don't think it will arrive the same way it departed.


    And am I right, is it a caterpillar nest?
     
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    id be happier to not receive that in the mail despite your generous offer.
     
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    Take some good macro shots, and then...

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    Looks like the gypsy moth caterpillar tents we used to get in the northeast. Get rid of 'em! They destroy your trees.
     
  8. Dmitri

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    Ahhh ok thanks iCassell and epp_b! I will destroy it first thing in the morning then. I'll even sing while doing it! :)
     
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    YES! lmao greatest picture ever
     
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    it is scary and looks disgusting. I wouldn't touch it... I would shout out loudly for someone to get rid of it for me :/
     
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    It will be destroyed as soon as I finish my coffee :gun:
     

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