Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gigantic Moth in our Bedroom

OK, so everyone keeps telling us that there are no bugs, mosquitoes, etc. in Cuenca.  Well, we moved into our apartment on Monday and of course opened all the windows because it was so beautiful.  We did close the windows before we went to bed.  That night we went to sleep and yesterday morning when we woke up, we saw this irregularity in the wood over the closet door in our bedroom.  As we took a closer look, this is what we saw:

We named him Luke the Moth after our landlord.  

He stayed all day and into the night.  We had shut the bedroom door and checked on him all day.  After it got dark, I went in there and he was flying around.  So decided to try to get him back out the window.  Pat even tried to take him by the wings and get him out.  I think he ended up pulling off part of his wing.  The moth finally landed on a book and Pat picked up the book and put it out the window and he flew off.  Whew!!  I wish we could have had the whole thing on video.  I'm sure if anyone was watching us through the window, they sure were wondering what in the world we were doing.

That was quite a bit of excitement for one day.  I still have not posted the pictures of the buildings that we have seen around town.  The architecture of the buildings in the Old Town are very beautiful.  I have been trying to post them several times, but then the internet gets too slow.  I will have to try another time.  Hasta luego for now!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that moth is bird-sized! Pretty markings on it, and glad you were able to get it outside okay. Congrats on getting moved in - see you next week at bunco!