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Euuwwwhhhhhhh - I've got my bedroom windows open felt something on my leg flicked it and it was a huge moth - thought it'd flown off but then found it comatose on my keyboard think I stunned it it was big as a bat - it wasn't a bat! Grabbed it in a tissue and shook it out of the window and it flew off. Have now shut my windows.

(25 Posts)
MsPontipine Sun 27-Jul-08 23:10:51

That's it really - just wanted to tell someone.

charliecat Sun 27-Jul-08 23:11:41

Tape your letter box up toogrin

hester Sun 27-Jul-08 23:11:45

Yuck - I feel your pain!

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Sun 27-Jul-08 23:11:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

davidtennantsmistress Sun 27-Jul-08 23:12:02

ewww I hate it when this happens - this is why I (personally) need someone else in the house - well done u for moving it.

(was it a bird - i've had 3 dead ones in my garden this month and had to call dad over every time to move it)

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 27-Jul-08 23:12:18


Am v impressed that you did not scream (or did you)

Boco Sun 27-Jul-08 23:13:15

Years ago my brother had his friend over and a moth flew in his ear and wouldn't come out, he could hear it banging away - his dad had to come and take him to a&e where they drowned it and pulled it out. Now when I see a moth I cover my ears and scream.

MsPontipine Sun 27-Jul-08 23:13:30

Arrrr thank you for being here for me - no I was oddly silent!

davidtennantsmistress Sun 27-Jul-08 23:14:14

ewwwwww boco!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sun 27-Jul-08 23:15:46

eww i hate moths. they are evil. no dont laugh i am conviced of that. THEY ARE EVIL!! evil i tell you!!

its the smaller ones you need to worry about though they can get in your ears and eat your brains <my aunt told me that and i was convinced of it for years> i still am convined that they have teeth otherwise how do they eat holes in your clothes?

we harbour moths in our bathroom now because i leave the window open for the cat but the light has to be left on incase dd wakes up and needs the toilet in the night.

i have been trying to train myself not be scared of them so that dd is not scared of them and im doing well, ican be in the same room as them so long as they are not moving. i panick and scream like a baby if they start to fly blush and last summer dh made me touch one ewwwww!!!

Ceolas Sun 27-Jul-08 23:16:20

shock Boco!

I had a moth phobia to begin with...

cremolafoam Sun 27-Jul-08 23:17:39

oh god oh god
shut all windows and buy a fan if you are roasted

flappy things are my terror

in particular bats. woke up eith one on my pillow when i was a teenager and never got over it. My dsister has it too.we are always imagining that we can hear something flapping quietly in or ears and doing the
'getit away from me!' dance of hysteria

WendyWeber Sun 27-Jul-08 23:17:46

Was it one of these????

aaaaaaaaaaaargh if so.

(80-120mm wingspan - that's 3"-5" shock)

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sun 27-Jul-08 23:17:56

oh no boco i wish i hadnt read that... and i was doing so well. ill use the outside loo tonight there are too many moths in our bathroom [scared emoticon]

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 27-Jul-08 23:18:22

<<shuts back door AND windows>>

Boco Sun 27-Jul-08 23:20:10

OOps, sorry, must not share, forgot, sorry. It was all fine though - the moth came out and the boys ears were fine, and that never happens, one in ten million chance - just a freak accident really.

<backs out bowing>

MsPontipine Sun 27-Jul-08 23:25:49

No it wasn't one of them as it didn't do the loud squeak ( shock ) - although it didn't really get the chance - its head was probably still spinning when I chucked very carefully released it back to the wild. Probably flew away muttering under its breath about me though...

WendyWeber Sun 27-Jul-08 23:50:50

Mmm, a huge moth which emits loud squeaks is pretty safe from most predators (and women grin)

janeashersbookofspacecakes Sun 27-Jul-08 23:54:11

I ended the life of 2 of them last night. it was quicker than trying to remove them to the outdoors. They left a giant mark on the back of my book. Tonight I'm keeping the window closed and will bake in bed.

ninah Mon 28-Jul-08 00:15:06

is this a vampire thread?

cluelessnchaos Mon 28-Jul-08 00:44:18

shite you are the bravest person in the world, I am going to have to go and close all the windows in the stifling hot house now.

madamez Mon 28-Jul-08 01:47:31

<flappity flappity flap> Hellooooo? <gnash gnash mothy fangs>

madamez Mon 28-Jul-08 01:48:20

BTW how do you do a namechange?

bigfuckoffmoth Mon 28-Jul-08 01:52:08

flap flap flap grrrrrr

bignutbrownhare Mon 28-Jul-08 09:07:54

I used to tell people off for killing moths (and spiders and ants etc, with the exception of flies, which are truly disgusting and actually make me feel a bit sick) but since I had dd, anything insecty that comes into our house meets its maker, unless its too big to squish in between a bit of kitchen roll, in which case I employ the glass and envelope technique. I will probably come back as a moth and end up in the house of a paranoid single parent with a very large supply of kitchen roll grin

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