An Argentinian woman was stunned to find an odd, snake-looking creature in her courtyard, it was reported.
The snake-looking animal appeared to have two heads, but it isn’t a reptile. As soon as Lujan Eroles, 46, saw it, she screamed.
“I had never seen anything like it, it was just like a snake and its eyes were so strange,” Eroles told MailOnline. “I looked down and I encountered the strange animal, [and] fear struck me knowing that it could have been poisonous.”
She thought it was a mutated snake.
“We all thought it was a mutant animal, which is why we filmed it and put it online for people to give us their opinions,” Eroles added.
She posted a video of animal to her Facebook page before someone informed her it’s a type of caterpillar for either a gaudy sphinx or an elephant hawk-moth.
“We did an extensive Google search on the subject and also several people told us that it was a caterpillar which will become a butterfly,” Eroles said. “The reason it was in my courtyard was because it was feeding off vines near my house, and it was camouflaged to look like a form of viper to scare off predators.”
Surely, looking like a snake is a great way to scare off potential predators!
H/T – Opposing Views