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    One summer, I had a monarch caterpillar get rolled underneath a door while it was being opened (it escaped from its cage!); though, the monarch seemed fine since it still behaved like any hungry, healthy caterpillar.

    After this caterpillar formed into chrysalis and hatched, one of his lower wings were abnormally small, making me realise that the door had actually damaged a section of his body that was responsible for one of the lower wings.

    This small wing was wrinkled, as well, but surprisingly, he could still fly. I ended up naming him Nemo!

    Being that I was around 10 years old at the time, I wouldn’t have thought about euthanising him, but now that I think of it, I probably should have (he could fly, but not well at all).

    I still wonder what happened to him to this day, a decade later.

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