I got licked by a butterfly!

07.28.08 | 4 Comments

During a little snack break on our hike up the Horsetail Falls in Desolation Wilderness, a butterfly apparently really liked me. At first it landed and stayed on my t-shirt sleeve, but after a quick flight around, it chose to land (and stay) on my hand.

At first it was just hanging out, opening and closing its wings.

flat-wings

But then, it deployed its long tongue…

… and started to lick me!

I could feel the moisture and cold of the tongue poking at my pores.

It was tickling me.

I don’t know if I tasted sweet or salty or sun-tan lotiony, but it liked me. A lot!

After a good 5-10 minutes just sucking up my juices, my hand got tired and I tried to shoo it away (gently), but it was hanging on… a few seconds later it flew at its own will… Goodbye my ephemorous friend. I hope I fed you well!

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