The first time I saw a hornworm, it was bigger than the one shown in the picture. Its horn was fully developed and red. I thought he'd make a great model for some demonic villain. I still have yet to write that story...but I will someday. Who knows...maybe this summer's hornworms will inspire a story. When it happens, it'll be a horrific one.
As for this guy, he is goo on the ground now. I'm just thankful I found him.