Hello and welcome to my corner of the internet.
Look, it's smiling! Is that one of the caterpillars that predict the severity of the Winter?
I'm not sure CJ, but going on that furry coat I don't hold out a lot of hope for a warm Winter, lol :-)
I wonder who he's going to be in his next life?
LOL....I've no idea :-)
Ooh not too sure about the close up :)
Don't worry Eileen, it wasn't this big! :-)
Looks like a fox moth caterpillar to me. They remain as caterpillars through the winter, feeding until September before hibernating till spring. They're heath and coastal moths. Here's a link if you're interested in seeing the adult: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=1999 (if that doesn't work, go to ukmoths.org and type in fox moth. CT :-)
Wow! thanks for this CT. I had no idea what it would turn into except something that flew. Thanks so much for the Link and explanation.
Didn't mind getting this close to it, would have been a different story had it been an adder! lol.
A Fuzzy Wuzzy! I haven't seen one in years! :)
We get quite a lot of them over near the beach on the dunes this time of year. Trouble is they wiggle across the road and well.....!
Fuzzy waz he?
haha, very good Cris :-)