A Woolly Bear caterpillar. They race about at a speedy pace of 4 feet per minute (that's .05 mph) in search of a cozy place to spend the winter. Legend says that the width of the bands foretells the severity of winter, but it is actually due to many factors including age. Older caterpillars have wider orange bands. In the spring they will turn into the Isabella Tiger Moth, a rather plain yellow-brown moth.
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