Sunday, April 28, 2013

You Can Spray For Bugthulhu, But It Only Annoys Him

   And it looks like he woke up already:
      Found in the back yard.  In the farthest corner.  That's still not far enough.

16 comments:

John A said...

OTOH, if you could slice it off as a flat bit of wood it would probably do well in a gallery as modern art...

Tam said...

I say it's neat-o!

JohninMd.(too late?!?) said...

I think it's termites! CHECK THE HOUSE!!

Bob said...

In the tiny preview window on my Google Reader I thought it was a skyscape over water, and wondered how they managed to cram that many contrails into such a small area.

Davidwhitewolf said...

As with Bob, on my screen I initially thought "that's one massive insect to crack a windshield like that!"

I agree, too, that deserves some stain, shellac, and a wall mount!

Jess said...

Termites and it's the time of year when they swarm.

If you're home is on piers, carefully inspect every pier for signs of tubes of dirt. If found, destroy the tube, look for a water source and spray with the baddest insecticide you can find.

Slabs can hide the path of termites. They may be infiltrating through cracks, but they still require water. Make sure you have no drips, saturate the perimeter with insecticide and keep an eye out for the critters in the house. If found, it usually requires professionals.

Roberta X said...

That's a section from an an old, old limb.

The house is monitored for termites. I need to visit the tiny crawlspace, though, just to be sure.

Fred said...

Clearly guided by His Noodly Appendages.

acairfearann said...

Any idea what type of tree? That is a nifty example of how wood boring insects grow as pupae. The change in the gallery width: starting quite small and growing to the size of the exit hole, radiating from that central point is unusually clear.
It does rather look like an alien though!

Jennifer said...

It is pretty nifty looking. Seal it and hang it!

Stretch said...

Napalm.

rickn8or said...

Obligatory "Take off and nuke it from orbit."

Eric Wilner said...

Looks like Bel-Shamharoth. Don't mention the number between seven and nine.

Anonymous said...

Take and nuke from orbit! Its the only way to be sure.

Mike

Roberta X said...

Eric, I think you've got it!

Roberta X said...

acairfearann: I suspect the wood is from the big tree in the back yard, a hackberry. It dropped a limb some while back.