When i saw this, the first thought that came to mind was what's that small strange thing trailing behind the Autumn Leaf caterpillar.
Then it suddenly dawned upon me that this cat just shed its own skin, leaving behind a crunched up mess. This was the next instar!
A few post earlier, I showed the adult butterfly photos. In our human world, we sometimes change our skins from time to time as we age, from one person (or personality) to another, in order to take on the challenges we face in our daily lives for the simple reason of survival. So are we any different from a butterfly?