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080907_1237.jpg, originally uploaded by thisgirliknow4.



It's about as long as a magic marker and maybe slightly fatter. It was found outside in Tallahassee, Fl. The shell is hard and slightly shiny, and moves kind of like the luggage carriers in baggage claim.

And its name is Fluffy.

Anyone have any idea what the heck this thing is?

ADDENDUM: Matthew solved it, see comments!

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( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
beetlebailey
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
What are you?
My money is on "poisonous."
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: What are you?
not to the touch, unless perpetrators die a slower deatjpsdgwppgh rd wjwjhsp
beetlebailey
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: What are you?
i dunno, the spiny things might have a poison in em. Most critters like that with crazy bright colors are not something you want to bite or sting you.

oh wait, you're foaming at the mouth. um... medic!
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: What are you?
I guess thats true. I didn't touch the spiny things and I don't intend to.
katiethewriter
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
It's a... It's... It's green? Ugly?

What the fuck is that thing!?
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
thats my question!

and it's like... teal.
katiethewriter
Aug. 9th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
It's gross is what it is. It looks like the Barry Bonds of caterpillars. Gah. Gross.
tevarin
Aug. 9th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
I think I found it :)
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: I think I found it :)
I believe you're right!

Caprice (the girl who it was given to by her engineering manager) set it free a little bit ago :(
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: I think I found it :)
how did you even begin to find that?
tevarin
Aug. 9th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Re: I think I found it :)
My first thought was "scary weird alien monstrosity" :) The color especially seems like something off a sci-fi horror film.

The three rows of fat, nubby feet on the spiny end made me think it was a caterpillar, and not a millipede or something exotic, so I did a Google Image search for: caterpillar spines

A picture on the third page looked like a match, and when I read the page and saw that it lived in northern Florida, bingo.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 9th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: I think I found it :)
ah. because "north florida caterpillars" helped me not at all.
negativeneve
Aug. 9th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
It looks like a silkworm.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 10th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
it's much much bigger and fancier than a silkworm, my picture just isn't very good.

http://www.flaentsoc.org/arthropdiversity/royal_walnut_moth.htm
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