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This caterpillar responds to sounds in a unique way.

When the small insect hears something loud, its tentacles stretch outward.

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Scientists believe this is a defense mechanism.

But we think it’s pretty darn cool.


Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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