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Check out the size of this caterpillar found in Kamloops

Four-year-old Maya Durrant is pictured with a caterpillar she found in a family friend's backyard last week in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Melanie Durrant
September 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Picking worms can be an exciting job, especially for four-year-old Maya Durrant from Kamloops.

On this particular day, Maya was busy gathering worms at a family friend's backyard when she came across a different kind of bug.

When her parents, Eric and Melanie saw what she had captured, they had to get a photo right away.

"My husband took the photo last week when we were at my friend's house draining (her) pool," Maya's mom, Melanie says. "(The bug) was eating a potato plant and Maya picked it up and we were like, 'Let's get a photo of that!'"

They took the bug home and let it loose in their garden.

Melanie turned to social media in an effort to identify the insect and says the most popular answer so far is a Tobacco Hornworm, which are known to munch on potato and tomato plants, and eventually turn into a sphinx moth.

Regardless of what type of bug it is, Melanie says she just loves the photo.

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