By Malina - 04/01/2015 01:42 - Australia - Sydney

Today, I bit into a piece of homegrown lettuce from my garden. Apparently, I'm not the only one to enjoy my produce, because I took a bite out of a small caterpillar. FML
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that's why we wash vegetables

Every good salad needs a bit of protein ;)

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Did OP not wash her lettuce thoroughly first?....

Poor caterpillar, he was so young!

What protein? It's not even bigger than the caterpillar.

Nothing like a caterpillar added to your lettuce. Makes it crispier.

I'm willing to bet those are a delicacy somewhere actually, so eat up OP ;)

F the caterpillar's life!

Hahaha that's tasty

You should be glad it was just the one, oh and maybe buy some pesticide while you're at it?

Pesticide really isn't good for humans..

A home grown garden sounds lovely. Pesticides are the LAST thing you want. Nothing wrong with a couple of caterpillars, OP just needs to give things a once over before shoving them in her mouth

Actually, I saw something similar in that show, Monsters Inside Me (not a porn parody,lol) and the guy had taken a bite of a snail(not the african snail) that was embedded in his home grown vegetables and contracted a weird brain disease that almost killed him... so yeap, I would think about finding a way to rid his stuff of bugs.

But again, that's not because snails were just around the garden, it's because HE ATE THE FREAKING SNAIL. Which wouldn't happen if he had actually looked at the cabbage and made sure there weren't bugs still on it before shoving it in his mouth.

They're not as bad as slugs so you're good for once

so, out of the two...caterpillar and slug, what would you have chosen to bite? I, personally, neither.

This is actually one of my fears, after a friend's dad found a caterpillar in his salad at Olive Garden. Taking a chunk out of a bug is NOT something I'm interested in doing. :(

that's why we wash vegetables

What if he did wash it? How's that gonna remove the caterpillar from the inside?

It's a leaf there is no inside. and I assume they don't eat with their hand like it is.they break it up and cut it up etc.so wash it when leaves are all separate.

Yeah it was my job as kid to pick and wash the veges in our gardens, 6 years of doing that and not a single critter was harmed

a couple spoons of vinegar. the occasional caterpillar/slug/snail will come right off.

If you were a vegetarian you just broke that streak lol

Did the caterpillar taste like chicken?