on my run

A couple of days ago on my run I saw this guy...

Photo Aug 19, 20 10 28

He (she?) has a giant spike on one end (not sure which end it is) that is kind of scary.  I saw this the day before on my run and wasn't sure if it was part of a flower or something crawly...but the next day when I ran by the flowers were eaten and it had moved....eek!

You can see the damage it did to the fireweed in the foreground of the photo below.  Photo Aug 20, 20 17 44

There were at least three stalks missing all their flowers.  No wonder this guy is so fat!!