Actually, they were the girl's eyes as well as her mouth as she was yelling "Squash BUG, Squash BUG, Squash BUG" that lead me to this sucker. She had herself worked way under the zucchinis and was screaming squash bug at the top of her lungs. I grabbed two plants and slid them out of the way to get to the bug when lo and behold, look what was pushed up against the back wall and virtually out of sight:
It's a monster, I tell you! Stinkin' Halloween carving worthy, if you ask me. My hand doesn't close around it and it's longer and fatter than my forearm. How could I have missed this! I wondered why that one plant wasn't doing much of anything. Looks like its energy was being focused. Anyway, I managed to get the girl inside before I picked it because the last mammoth we had like this last year wound up getting a diaper, a bottle, and being pushed around in her toy stroller like a baby doll. The boy was primed for a photograph with it, however.
Peace, Love, Happiness and Zucchinis, Dudes. I'm wondering if this constitutes as "seed saving" size. It may not be pure seed, but it's worth a shot, right?