10 spectacular caterpillars that look like snakes

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Gaze into the (fake!) eyes of these master mimics for a glimpse into Mother Nature's sly side.

Welcome to wild wonderful world of mimicry, in which animals adapt over time to develop novel features that allow them to appear like something they are decidedly not. Case in point, caterpillars that have morphed into snake-looking things. The following photos show a variety of caterpillar species in different stages – shown in the wider format of a slideshow so that you can see these cutely ferocious beasts in all their tough-guy glory. They're incredible, you won't be disappointed!

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