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WTF is this creature?

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posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:45 PM
I have no idea where to post this seeing there's no 'WTF-category' but just came across this video.
Please tell me this is an un-shelled turtle.
And if not then this has got to be the most horrific looking creature walking the planet.

MYSTERY surrounds this crazy critter as it creeps its way up and down a leaf.

It bears a resemblance to some kind of barmy bat -- with a mouse-like nose, deformed back and "wings" that it chooses not to use.

Or perhaps it is an assassin bug -- carrying a piece of tree bark instead of its victims on its back.

Maybe the bizarre bug is a slightly squashed locust or even a mutant cricket.

Someone has compared it to the humble caterpillar, commenting: "it looks like a caterpillar wearing a man made rubber 'armour' suit."

The video clip may well spark debate between wildlife experts.

Strange spider, odd beetle or colony of ants carrying a leaf -- not knowing what this creature is is bugging us.

Watch the video to decide yourself:

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:50 PM
The legs seem to bend when they rub the ground as if it was rubber, I think it could actually be the catipilar thing. Who knows?

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:52 PM
Really freaky looking! It's a bat. Either the wings have been mutilated or it is deformed. That snout looks like a bat, and the little "hooks" on the back are normally at the base of the wings.

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by Human_Alien

That bug thing looks like it has been supping back on grandpas cough medicine .
Well i suppose it's a bugs life after all.

Good find

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:56 PM
It's a Hag moth larva

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:57 PM
The current discussion from earlier today, has it as a probable hag moth caterpillar ...though I think the definitive answer hasn't been reached yet.


posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:59 PM
Well, we can safely establish it is not a "looker" of the Animal Kingdom..

I don't think unshelled turtles don't look like that btw..

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 08:00 PM
Why do I see turtle without the shell?
It looks (what are turtles?...reptiles?) reptilian! I don't see bug at all.
Could you imagine having that crawl to you while having a picnic?

Can anyone detect their accent? I am curious to know where this precious little thing was found (so I know never to travel there)

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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