Mammoth moth lands on Ivan De Jesus’ back during at-bat (vid)
Cincinnati Reds infielder Ivan de Jesus was the unwitting participant in an impromptu wildlife video on Monday night when a mammoth moth landed on his back during an at-bat.
De Jesus was making a plate appearance during the Reds’ 9-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels when cameras caught footage of the ginormous insect making itself comfortable on the back of his jersey.
It didn’t stay long, though, as De Jesus taking a swing startled the gigantic moth enough to cause it to flutter away harmlessly.
Ivan De Jesus was just standing in the batter's box when GIANT BUG ALERT: https://t.co/0hvhfCI13B https://t.co/eRwwIqWnI9
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 30, 2016
It’s not uncommon for bugs to make their presence known during major league games — sometimes with amusing and unexpected results — but rarely are said insects the size of the moth that took a breather on De Jesus’ back. Crazy.