The title of this article really caught my eye. Three miles of caterpillars. No matter how big they are, that is a lot of caterpillars…
Once I started reading I loved the description of them as ‘herds menacing the grass lands…’.
Naturally that immediately bought to mind huge, fast-moving beasts with wide, chomping mouths ravaging the countryside, crowds of farmers fleeing before them.
I expect the reality was smaller and slower. Much, much slower. Less screaming too.
I know that something like this is no laughing matter for farmers but the description of three miles of them creeping along the concrete pavement along the side of the Great Western Highway could have probably been responsible for a few car accidents!
Finally the sight of them covering the walls and floors of houses would probably be the only thing sending people fleeing in terror before them 🙂