Mopane Worms down South

Mopane Worm

Mopane Worm

At a friends house recently whilst exploring our mountainside we came across a bush covered in vibrantly coloured caterpillars, however they were all on one bush on the mountainside, no where else! Catching our attention we decided to photograph a couple so that we could later try and identify them.

We subsequently found out that they are in fact… the legendary Mopane Worm! We were all shocked to find such an iconic species of worm so far down South away from Mopane Veld.

This simple finding illustrates to us that you just never know what you may find on an idle walk right here on our door step.

Trying to be brave ...

Trying to be brave …

Monsters live amongst us ... roughly 10-12cm

Monsters live amongst us … roughly 12cm

A worm in the hand ...

A worm in the hand …

Comfortable ?

Comfortable ?

Fi 🙂

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