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Ligia Cabus

ARGENTINA. The horrendous worm-snake

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March 14, 2014

ARGENTINA. In the city of Campo Gallo, Department of Copo, province of Santiago del Estero, dwellers are frightened by the apparition of strange creatures, invertebrates unknown that seem to combine features of worm and snake.

MORE http://brazilweirdne.../wormsnake.html

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it looks like a caterpillar! a cute one, too.

great title for thread, by the way

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Reminds me a bit of my ex boss.

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i like the look of it - does it bite?

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Lots of caterpillars have snake camo, just search on "caterpillar snake head".

Eg:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2254257/The-caterpillars-mimic-snakes-grow-spiky-spines-eat-toxic-flowers--predators-away.html

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I appreciate the information. I believe biologists of city at Argentina fled from the school.

I still prefer not meet personally these worms...

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I still prefer not meet personally these worms...

They are caterpillars -

http://translate.goo...T3NFa330IQyJcIw

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the key thing (apart from checking out still waters link) is to look at the shape and the legs. see those knobbly bits on the underside? those are the legs, and they are definitely the legs of a caterpillar.

i still think the "horrifying" description isn't fair. they're adorable!

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Amazing! Arethey from some kind of large hawk moth then??

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Pretty cool example of protective coloration...

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10 cm of horror. Haha. I smell a B-movie horror film in the making here.

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