A post by Erin Rachael Plummer has people all over Maine mystified and it has to do with this creature:

Photo: Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook

Check out the video on Facebook of a creature found in Naples, Maine and prepare to get the heebie jeebies.  The post was shared to a Facebook group called 'Maine Foragers' and got quite a bit of attention.

People were mystified by it's existence.

Screen shot via Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook
Screen shot via Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook

It moves and it's furry looking, so...... what is it?

Screen shot via Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook

No, really.

Screen shot via Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook

Are you serious?  There's something called a 'Monkey Slug'? But, wait, it has another name, too.

Screen shot via Erin Rachael Plummer via Facebook

Well, 'hagmoth' or 'monkey slug', either way, it's a creepy little bug.

This caterpillar can be found on the east coast of the United States, where Maine and Quebec tops the northern edge of the caterpillar's habitat range.  Be careful if you see one, though, because some of those hairs are stinging hairs.

Have you seen one of these around?  For more information about the 'Hag Moth' or the 'Monkey Slug' check out Butterflies and Moths dot org.