Man finds caterpillar that looks like Lord Kitchener
Robert Palmer found a caterpillar with a human face in Toutle, Washington.
“My first thought was to crush it with my cane, then I thought, no, it looks so strange, I’m going to take a picture of it, ” says Palmer. “I’m going to be 70 in November. And I’ve never seen a bug with a human face staring back at me. I’ve sent the picture to OMSI, the Portland Zoo, Fish & Wildlife, the Extension Service, The Master Gardeners. People either don’t respond or don’t know what kind it is. Some people aren’t taking this very seriously.”
Sadly, the creature died.
But he still has the photo.
“I sent a picture to my grandson, he said ‘nice Photoshop grandpa’. I said I can’t even use my smart phone half the time, much less do some special computer effects. I had to have the girls at the Shell station send the picture to the local TV station. He knows I wouldn’t lie about this.”
Do we believe in the bug that looks like Lord Kitchener?
“It’s Bob, he wouldn’t lie about anything. He’s just really intrigued by what kind of caterpillar it is, and getting somebody to figure it out, that’s why he’s always talking about it,” said Kay Hank.
“One woman told it looks like the devil,” says Palmer, “I decided to stay away from her, if she’s actually seen the devil. Haha.”
Satan is a caterpillar. Fact.