While it may slither and hang from leaves, it’s not actually in the reptile family…It’s actually a type of CATERPILLAR! Aww this would be the cutest baby snake we’d ever seen…if it happened to be a SNAKE!
The hawk-moth caterpillar’s defense mechanism is to extend its body and take the shape and look of a SNAKE! How amazing is it that an insect knows what will keep prey away!?