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Weird tentacled moth freaks out the Internet

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Is this some kind of toy or what?

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1 hour ago, Sir Smoke aLot said:

Is this some kind of toy or what?

It's a genuine animal - look up "Creatonotos gangis" on Google.

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I was sure it can't be real, nature is only thing which can always surprise me.

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You know me, I love all the critters but .......... I actually feel a bit sick now I've seen the photo. :wacko:

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At least it doesn't fly around like that though.....right?

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I would freak out if that thing was buzzing me the way large moths tend to if they are stuck in your house at night.  It would probably turn into one of those regrettable "Oops, I burned down the house trying to kill a bug" incidents.

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21 minutes ago, OverSword said:

I would freak out if that thing was buzzing me the way large moths tend to if they are stuck in your house at night.  It would probably turn into one of those regrettable "Oops, I burned down the house trying to kill a bug" incidents.

I once had a moth flying spastically around my kitchen at night. So I figured I would turn the back porch light on, then turn off the kitchen light to divert it's attention toward the other light (and it's eventual freedom). Instead, when I turned the kitchen light out, it flew right at me and crashed its flappy wings right into my throat. If that happened with something that looks like this thing, well...never mind I don't want to even go there.   

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I truly thought it was fake.  God bless the little creature, but so glad they aren't in the US!

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Interesting little critter.  I never would have thought it was a moth if I ever saw one.

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I absolutely hate moths :cry:

Tentacled moths?

Let's just say I'd need some clean shorts to hand :no:

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Well of course it's harmless, it's a moth! Moths are cute and harmless. Plus, looking up the species on the net, this thing is tiny!

Yeah the tentacles look kinda freaky, my guess would have been that it either has a parasite or that it somehow carries it's eggs and it's babies were hatching. Turns out it's a natural part of it's body.

Nature is interesting. ^_^

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2 minutes ago, Orphalesion said:

Moths are cute and harmless.

What!?

Moths are clearly evil, flappy, demons spawned from the very bowels of hell!!

I've heard some crazy statemenets on UM in my time, but "cute" moths!? :o

;)

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Just now, LV-426 said:

What!?

Moths are clearly evil, flappy, demons spawned from the very bowels of hell!!

I've heard some crazy statemenets on UM in my time, but "cute" moths!? :o

;)

hehehe.

Puh-lease? Moths are adorable:

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(this one likes to be petted and wants to be your friend)

And some, like the Lunar Moth are gorgeous:

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(but yeah, everybody has stuff they don't like)

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I don't care for moths..  something about their "powderiness" that makes me think they are infested with a billion nasties.

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I wouldn't say it's harmless. It would cause me to scream like i've been castrated and run straight into traffic.

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Moths are cute, they really are. 

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