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Donald Trump in the Amazon? Caterpillar Resembles Trump’s Hair [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 03, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
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The caterpillar discovered in the Amazon that resembles Donald Trump's hair has received a lot of attention. The discovery made by Phil Torres from Posada Amazonas Rainforest Expeditions occurred when Torres was leading a photography tour. When the rare flannel moth caterpillar was discovered in the Peru rainforest, Torres was quick to snap a photograph of this insect. Once the photograph was posted, the comments regarding the similarities between the caterpillar and Trump's hair came pouring in.

"We didn't see the resemblance when we first saw the caterpillar, but looking at the photo, it's certainly similar to his hair," Torres said. "It was pretty funny, people went made for the photo comparing it to his toupee."

The caterpillar, now nicknamed the Donald Trump Caterpillar, might appear to be as soft and luscious as real hair, but people are warned against touching these insects. The caterpillar, scientifically known as the Megalopyge opercularis, is considered to be dangerous because the hairs on the insect contain venom that will be released on contact.

"If you touch that thing, it would seriously hurt," Torres added. "It has these little hairs that can poke into your skin and release a venom."

Although these caterpillars are not new, the latest picture of one sure has sparked interest into these little insects.

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