Whether cuddly, or creepy, these animals aren't what they appear
Take a look at the above photo, and what do we have? A big, disgusting pile of worms, right? Ah, but researchers that spent the past five years digging in northeastern India say otherwise. The earthworm-like slitherers here aren't worms at all, but a newly-discovered family of caecilians - a species of legless amphibians.
Indeed, the Chikilidae, as they're known to scientists, certainly look like worms, a deceptive appearance that got MSN thinking: what other critters and creatures in nature are kind of imposters? From rodents with misleading names to lizards that snake about like other reptiles, here are ten animals in the wild that aren't what they seem.
* Bing: What's inside a worm?
An invasive species of marsh reed has taken over a wetland in New York, and high school students have joined with biologists to try to destroy it witho... More An invasive species of marsh reed has taken over a wetland in New York, and high school students have joined with biologists to try to destroy it without using chemicals. Phragmites australis, also referred to as phrag, is a large, invasive reed that kills plants around it. Many in nearby communities oppose chemical spraying, so attempts are under way to control the plant naturally.
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