My kids were riding scooters outside our garage and suddenly I hear "whoa, what is that?" I have lived in Colorado most of my life and I have never seen anything like this. The caterpillar had a prominent head shape and fake eel-like eyes. So, what is it and what does it turn into?

The Butterfly Identification website identifies this as a Wester Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar that will turn into a beautiful yellow and black butterfly. Yes, this creepy caterpillar turns into a majestic winged butterfly.

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