Friendly Rainbow Worm Under the Sea. The Deadly Hidden Predator of the Sea The bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) might not look dangerous, but this creature is o
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Friendly Rainbow Worm Under the Sea

The Deadly Hidden Predator of the Sea

The bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) might not look dangerous, but this creature is one of the most deadly predators currently hiding in our oceans today. Don’t let the beautiful transluscent rainbow on his abdomen fool you, the only rights he wants are dead. It hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body, which can grow to 10 feet long, and he sits and waits for his victim to swim by.

Using five antennae, the bobbit worm senses passing prey, snapping down on them with supremely muscled mouth parts, called a pharynx. It does this with such speed and strength that it can split a fish in two. And that, quite frankly, would be a merciful exit. If you survive initially, you get to find out what it’s like to be yanked into the worm’s burrow and into untold nightmares.

Bobbit worms can tuck themselves away among coral and decimate an aquarium, picking off fish one by one, which you can imagine is quite confusing for the owner, fish typically don’t just disappear. And they can even take the pros by surprise. When a public aquarium in England was having a problem with mysteriously maimed fish and even corals, they set out bait night after night, which disappeared, hooks and all. Staffers eventually had to dismantle the exhibit, finding a 4-foot bobbit worm named Barry.
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-week-bobbit-worm/

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#1 - bobbitworm (11/16/2013) [+] (6 replies)
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User avatar #10 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [+] (27 replies)
STOP POSTING THIS HORRIFYING **** EVERYWHERE
#37 - vegeta (11/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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#46 - cnlsanders ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
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#92 - justakewldewd (11/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
So now you're telling me they can swim. Well ain't that just swell; the one day I let a friend borrow my harpoons and the damn Graboids decide to go snorkeling.
#65 - sanguinesolitude (11/16/2013) [-]
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#54 - gammajk (11/16/2013) [-]
Anyone?
#137 - arrowinurbutt (11/17/2013) [-]
It's BIG, Scary, and kinda a brownish color...
#81 - ronrod (11/17/2013) [-]
I think I fought those once...
User avatar #29 - soggywallet (11/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I must have one, buy a new batch of fish every week or so to feed the satan worm. Then when people stay the night they will ask why theres a fish missing, no words will be said on my part. I'll just smile knowingly to myself as Giglamesh (the worm) scopes out his next victim.
#36 to #29 - Giglamesh (11/16/2013) [-]
You called?
User avatar #42 - fantomen (11/16/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Imagine you wake up in the middle of the night needing a piss.
But you don't want to blind yourself so you leave the light in the bathroom off. Because in the light is off you can't stand to piss so you sit down, relax, and start pissing. Then suddenly, one of these ************* bursts up out of the toilet and bites you square in the sack and/or cock. Alternatively it burrows right up your asshole, extending it's spine preventing you from pulling it out as it burrows deeper and deeper while you pointlessly cry for help.

Sweet dreams.
#40 - macguffin (11/16/2013) [-]
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#85 - alexthebest (11/17/2013) [-]
Quick, pass me the Giant's Mask!
#78 - jordanish (11/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Ain't got **** on the mantis shrimp which can punch through glass and dismember crabs when it misses... Plus it looks like this...
User avatar #88 - xxfalconxx (11/17/2013) [-]
Well sure it's a problem for some fish but at least it's sma- GROWS TO 10 FEET WHAT THE BLUEBERRY **** IS THIS NIGHTMARE SPAWN
#41 - Penn (11/16/2013) [-]
How did they know its name was Barry? Did he have a name tag?
#33 - joshythehipster (11/16/2013) [-]
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