I was sitting on my couch enjoy my morning cup of coffee and watching tv when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. When you live alone and you see a shadow looming in your kitchen, no matter how big or small, you freak out. You sit there trying not stare at in in hopes that it was just the sun flashing in and that it will go away. In my case, it wasn't. When the shadow flashed by a second time, this time much larger, I knew something bad was about to happen. Finally, the attacker came out of the kitchen. What appeared to be a small bird at first was actually just the largest moth I have ever seen. This moth was now perched about 2 feet away from me.
I was not looking to keep this creature as a roomie. I had to devise a plan quick before it found its way into my bedroom. Since there are no screens on my windows, I opened them as wide as possible hoping this thing was smart enough to go out the way it came in. After several accounts of trying to brush it out and being attacked in the eye, I went to plan B. This plan I am sure almost every girl can relate to. It involves a dish and a cup. If this moth was not going to leave on its own, I was going to have to capture it. After a half hour of screaming and running around, the moth grew tired of me and stood still long enough for me to put the cup over its massive body. Now the plate. This had to be timed perfectly, because one wrong move, and the moth would fly through a crack and we would have to start all over. Luckily, I have bug catching skills that I was unaware of. Now all I had to do was get it out the window and hope that it would not turn right around and come back in. The moth obviously liked me as much as I liked him because it flew far away from my window never to be seen again.
Just another entertaining morning.