That's One Giant Caterpillar

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Despite the fact that I've spent quite a bit of time in North Carolina, I've never stumbled into one of these creatures. (Thank god!) Apparently, it's called a hickory horned devil, and is completely harmless despite its monstrous 5 inch length. Of course, with such an ugly duckling presence you'd expect it to blossom into something gorgeous. Unfortunately, it ends up looking like this.  Learn more at TheCellar.

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October 6, 2006 - 8:53am
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