Injured Moth?

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  1. JarateKid

    JarateKid New Seed

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    Hi there! I'm new here so I'm sorry if it's stupid to post this question here. So I found a little moth on the concrete of my porch where he could be easily stepped on so I decided to nudge him onto my hand to move him out of the way. He didn't fly away and he was having difficulty climbing into my hand, which was weird. Upon closer inspection I saw some goop leaking out of his backside and it was sticking to the rough texture of the concrete, making it hard for him to walk. I'm pretty sure it wasn't poop but I could be wrong. I gently pulled most of it off of him and set him on a smooth leaf in my garden, he's not getting caught on anything there but he's not flying or moving much. Do you think he'll be ok or is there anything I can do for him? Thanks!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Pretty much it's time to let nature take it's course. Nothing you can do and anything you tried might cause pain (don't know if they feel pain but I wouldn't want to think if they did I had caused it).

    Whenever I find a dying creature in the garden I wish it a safe journey to it's next life and ask nature to prevent pain. That's all you can do.
     
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    Yeah, I suspected as much. I hope he'll have a good night whether he dies or lives to see another day :'/ he was pretty cute though! Thanks for the response!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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