Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday evening, while we were eating, I glanced over at Lilly, (she always lays on the floor by the table just in case something drops or someone is feeling generous with a bite of leftovers). To my surprise, she was nose to nose with a black swallowtail butterfly! Mind you, we were eating in the kitchen, not on the patio!
I immediately got up, let the butterfly climb on my hand and took it outside. I am still baffled by how it got loose in the house.
I have brought in a few black swallowtail caterpillars to watch the metamorphosis, I keep a close eye out for them and I was certain all of them were accounted for.
I am assuming that somehow one of them must have escaped the enclosed space and the chrysalis was attached somewhere in the kitchen.
I'm so glad that Ms. Libby the kitty was upstairs or there might have been a different outcome for the beautiful butterfly.