Lujan Eroles, a 46-year-old woman from the Argentine town of Santa Fe, said she started screaming as soon as she discovered the bizarre creature.
Immediately, the neighbors came to her to see what had happened. “I have never seen anything like it. It looked like a snake, but his eyes were strange. I was afraid it was poisonous,” she said.
Indeed, the creature filmed by Eroles is the color of a snake, but it is only 10 centimeters long. After she posted the video below on the Internet, the first speculations about the species he belongs to appeared. Thus, it would be a caterpillar of a rare species of moth in Central America. Lacking defensive weapons, the caterpillar mimics the appearance of a snake to keep predators at bay: