Caterpillars Feeding on Exploding Touch-Me-Not Seed Pods | BBC Earth

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Floating Sunfish : So their only source of food explodes, huh? *_No wonder these guys are almost extinct!_*

Claresa Prama : 2:14 *Why are we still here? Just to suffer?*

asdfg hjkl : Watch a seed yeet a caterpillar

Paet : "Dammit that's the 3rd time this week my food exploded"

The Derpy Dunsparce : Plants: Hey Caterpillar. What did the seed pod said to the caterpillar? Caterpillar: what? Plants: *YEET*

Pink Plant : The footage is excellent, but the editing of music and comedic voice over was extraaa 😂 i fell off my chair 😂😂😂

Taylor Harris : Explosive food?!?! So basically the caterpillars are eating Taco Bell.

Saemon85 : Imagine a world where land mines are only food source for humans...

Rebelle : Can you just imagine eating something delicious and suddenly fly into space like team rocket. Rude

Ram Ham : *seed pod explodes* Caterpillar: What, the hell?

Mr GameBoy : anyone can get bamboozled even a catapiller

AzureAnie : I thought this would be about caterpillars that ate seeds that exploded inside of them

archer abshire! : Taste's good Well now I'm in space That's just perfect


Fishfan 2 : Who would win one caterpillar or some explody bois

windtalker : Sometimes evolution makes bad turns. Eating only food that explodes and sends you flying has to be one of the worst diets ever. Such specialized species are often evolutionary deadends because they're so fragile compared to their more generalist counterparts.

Britta Brittsky : Stop don't touch me there this is my no no square

Nati H : I thought I was holding a chocolate bar a second ago...

Muhammad Mirsab : What did I just watch 😂 Some funky Willy Wonka BBC NATURE collab? 😂😂

Pik4chuMr. : Imagine eating something and it suddenly explodes

Jenny Webster : Seed pod - EXPLODES Caterpillar - “w..what”

Temisk : It is 2:14am right now and I have to go to work in about 4 hours Yet I always somehow find myself in this corner of the internet, just like you.

Anandhu : 2:13 *_PRANKED_*

Uriah Siner : Remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar? This is him now, feel old yet?

Emo Gi : I already touch that and it’s so satisfying when it explodes🤤🤤🤤

AzeriHound : Momma Nature has a big ol' sense of humor I see. Additionally, the comment section, for this video, is absolute GOLD! 🤣

kiki- drawer26 : Imagine enjoying a giant banana and then it flies off into space and your left wondering if the banana was ever even there.

Lorenz : Why aren't we funding this

S M : That's fast food...

W h e e z e : This is the equivalent to a birthday cake explosion prank but this time it actually sends you flying.

Premier112 : Plant vs. Caterpillar. Fascinating. I don't think there's any saving these particular caterpillars from extinction. Seems adapting an "explosion" defense mechanism vs. specialized 1 food source rival spells doom. Ye have been bested, inching wurm. Well played, plant. Well played.

Ryan Brennaman : God: And these caterpillars, they can only eat the seeds of this one specific plant. Angel: Ok that seems... God: And these seeds can randomly explode Angel:... God: They go “Boom”, Eric Angel:...Uh God: Make it so

にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien : I remember this plant! I used to play with the seed since if you push them it will explode and the shell will wrinkle up and looks like a green caterpillar, I used to prank my friend with it I wonder why I haven't seen any of those lately

Harry PAnnU ! : L0l nature is funny sometimes 😅

Acme : It hurts me to know that vegans selfishly feed on living creatures.

Tropical Gardening Longisland : Lol im gonna grow this plant

Brianna Beecher : God could you imagine just sitting down to dinner and you whole damn table explodes. 😂

Sailorperson : The sound effect was perfect 🤣🤣

Hernán Vulliez : Am I the only one thinking the sound FX were too much?

FILNAT2011 : Revenge is sweet

Vampire Luph : Exploding meatball sub 😂😂

Copper Creek Cuts Lawn Care : Should have cut the red wire

Thekla Vasiliou : Seed: explodes Caterpilar: why would you do that *cries in kim kardashian*.

Aproxinate : This is sad, please tell me the caterpillars survive?!😭😭

Jenna Ellis : I came to see caterpillars fly before they morph. I was not disappointed

Djentle Djent : Lake district is beautiful

donut donut : Idk why this is in my recommended but I’m not complaining

Samuel Alves : No wonder they were thought to be extinct...

XRailgun Gamer : I can still remember this worm on an awesome webtoon that already stop or is finish. *The Hive*