As I was walking home Wednesday evening, I came upon a rare sight: a caterpillar, dead center in the sidewalk, just below eye level.
Unfortunately, the little guy didn’t want to stand still for my photos – he was too busy making his way up his own silk. I’d guess he was climbing at about a foot a minute.
I soon realized a video might work better. Here he is, now safely above my head, wriggling and writhing his way toward the sky.
About 30 seconds after I stopped, a gentleman a few years younger than I also paused to marvel at the unique sight.
“That’s gonna turn into a beautiful butterfly,” he said after a few seconds of silence, before carrying on.