Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mothra Attacks!

As I was getting ready for bed last night, I let Pullo out like always to go potty. I went to let him in, and a big HUGE luna moth comes rushing in. Right away, my cat Daisy pounces on it and starts tearing up its wings. It flails about and manages to land on top of the folding doors to my laundry room. By this time I am thoroughly freaked out. I grab a stool and try to get a better look at it, and this is when I notice just how BIG and hairy it is. I have no problem with your normal everyday moth, I can catch those and get them out of my house. This thing was bigger than my palm. So here I am running through my house screaming every time it comes near me. I called a friend who live about 15 minutes away to see if they would come save me since the hubby was at work, and all they could do was laugh hysterically at me.

After another 20 minutes of him trying to fly through my house and my cats chasing after him, he finally got tired and laid down on the laundry room floor. I ran over to the kitchen and grabbed a lid to a pot and put it over the moth. I left him there until the hubby got home and was able to take him outside. Surprisingly, he was still alive.
This is not the moth that was in my house, but if you click on the photo you can see just how hairy this thing is!

The luna moth is pretty from a distance, but not when it is tyring to break into your house and rape you in the middle of the night.

I am 99.9% sure that he is a direct descendant of Mothra. (And this is pretty close to what it felt like last night when he ran into the house to attack me.)

I was jumpy all night after that. Every light touch I felt, I thought it was Mothra coming to get me.


Jess said...

LMAO!! That is the funniest thing EVER!!! The visual on that is priceless! I bet Ronnie just shook his head at you too!

Mitzy said...

Jess - I was running around squealing like a little girl. I called Ronnie, and he kept saying "You are crazy. You know that, right?" Lol.