You’ll never view caterpillars in the same way after what they did to this tree

When you think of caterpillars, you might well picture one very hungry one – but what you probably don’t picture is a mass of webs.

That’s what Pc Rich Sutcliffe was faced with however when he stumbled across this rather caterpillar-infested tree in North Yorkshire, over which the creatures had formed a vast web.

“I’ve seen some mysterious sights at work but this took me by surprise today. The entire tree ‘moving’ with caterpillars” Sutcliffe wrote on Twitter.

The caterpillars apparently form a protective web over the tree on which they are feeding to protect themselves, sometimes in their thousands.

So there you go – it’s not just spiders and millennials surfing the web these days.

- Press Association


More in this Section

In Video: Storm Deirdre forces planes to abort landings at Manchester Airport

These two squirrels battling to reach the top of the tree is an extreme sport

This incredible FA Trophy goalmouth scramble has to be seen to be believed

Dachshund through the snow: Seasonal sausage dogs in festive frolics


Lifestyle

The signs and symptoms of ME that you need to know

Why it can be OK to cease talking to someone – even if they’re family

Why Christmas as ‘just an aunty’ and not a mum is actually ideal

7 ways to make sure you don’t break out in spots over Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner