The gooseberry wife is a boogeyman from the folklore of the Isle of Man. She appears in the form of an enormous, hairy caterpillar. She protects gooseberry bushes from intrusive children.
There are several stories as to what will happen if one encounters the gooseberry wife. Most often, she is said only to “catch” you, though some claim that she will devour anyone who attempts to pick her fruit.
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I like it. That thing would scare the living sh!t out of me.