The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Photos by Michael Chrisman/Torontoist.

The sign above, first discovered by Torontoist Flickr pool photographer Francis Mariani, warns either of a man eating a catapiler [sic] or a man-eating catapiler [sic]. Either interpretation seems reason enough to stay away from the intersection of Givins and Argyle streets, where the crude sign is crudely affixed to a pole by four pieces of clear tape, no doubt made and posted so quickly because of its creator’s sheer terror. When our own Michael Chrisman investigated, he spotted “two men, who left the house in front of the sign,” but found that “neither were currently eating caterpillars, or showed signs of having been eaten by a caterpillar.” But according to Mariani, the area is known for trouble of just this sort. “I haven’t seen the catapiler yet,” he says, but “the same pole had a sign a year ago about a robot on the loose.”