If you find these strange 'blueberries' in your garden, do not eat or touch them

Gardening is not only an excellent way to relax, get back in touch with the environment and add in a decent workout; it's also a rewarding hobby. Working in the garden keeps your yard fresh and can contribute to a healthy diet full of home-grown fruits and vegetables.
There are, however, a few dwellers in the garden that you don't want to bring to the kitchen table. Be sure to check out the video below to see them in action.
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Mandy Trichell
Those (cute, somewhat creepy) little critters are called Homaemus Proteus (in the nymph stage), an entomologist at Texas Invasives confirmed to Mandy Trichell. This insect is a type of Jewel Bug/Shield Bug.
With homes all over the world, this bug likes fields, shrubby areas, and woody edges. They are most often spotted in the spring and fall and come in a wide range of colors from orange to gold, brown and black, according to Bug Guide.
While these bugs aren't aggressive or poisonous, they can be smelly. So if you spot something that looks like a blueberry but you know you aren't growing any, take a second glance!
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