“It was huge!” I said to Eric. “It was on my pepper plant. The one I grew from seed.”

“Was it really that big?” he said skeptically.

I showed him my finger (no, not that one). “It was this thick, and longer than that. I squashed it.”

“You killed it?”

“It was eating my pepper plant.”

“It would have turned into a beautiful butterfly.”

“It was eating my pepper plant.”

“Beautiful butterfly!”

Death!

Big, huge, gigantic, elephantine, humongous caterpillar

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