This is a pink underwing moth caterpillar.
Unless you're planning on a trip to NSW Australia, you'll probably never encounter a critter like this. And even if you are lucky enough to take that trip, you probably won't see one of these guys, because they're endangered:
Mother Nature is indeed an artist without rival. Beautiful photos, Ms. Shaw. Thanks for posting them to remind us how magical and fragile our planet is and that we need do MUCH better at protecting it.
That's a scary looking critter.
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