This was on some grass. First impression was a caterpillar, but it seemed too short. Then there is that slimy yellow and green stuff on it. I tried moving some grass to get a better look, but it dropped down. Maybe I should have hunted for it.
The closest I found was this Virginian Tiger Moth larvae.
Could the short body and slime be a cause of a parasite freeing itself, or something else all together?
Thank you very much.