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 bobbit worm
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Friendly Rainbow Worm Under the Sea

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

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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#37 - vegeta (11/16/2013) [-]
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User avatar #10 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [-]
STOP POSTING THIS HORRIFYING **** EVERYWHERE
User avatar #103 to #10 - brenton (11/17/2013) [-]
"Horrifying **** " you say?
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball G-Major
#123 to #103 - confusedasian (11/17/2013) [-]
Aside from the music video, I thought the song sounded cooler.
User avatar #128 to #123 - brenton (11/17/2013) [-]
Me dos.
User avatar #39 to #10 - jorgethemaster (11/16/2013) [-]
This.
#77 to #10 - quantumlegend ONLINE (11/17/2013) [-]
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#105 to #77 - rockamekishiko ONLINE (11/17/2013) [-]
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#124 to #77 - confusedasian (11/17/2013) [-]
What is this horror that I am witnessing?
What is this horror that I am witnessing?
User avatar #12 to #11 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [-]
Don't make me put you in your cage
#14 to #13 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [-]
In cage. Now.
#15 to #14 - bobbitworm (11/16/2013) [-]
NO
NO
#16 to #15 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [-]
Don't make me count to 3 young man.
#18 to #17 - casprizzle (11/16/2013) [-]
I killed ur frand. Wut u gonna do about it?
User avatar #189 to #19 - wallbuilder ONLINE (11/17/2013) [-]
Do they actually permanently make you numb? Cos' that's pretty gay.
#207 to #189 - Rascal (11/17/2013) [-]
i doubt it
User avatar #168 to #18 - wethepixel (11/17/2013) [-]
Such a fag aren't ya Casprizzle?
User avatar #170 to #168 - casprizzle (11/17/2013) [-]
We meet again, GayKing.
User avatar #172 to #170 - wethepixel (11/17/2013) [-]
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaate. Godking*
User avatar #173 to #172 - casprizzle (11/17/2013) [-]
Gayking*
User avatar #175 to #173 - wethepixel (11/17/2013) [-]
Srsly. That worm is cool as **** . I want a pet one.
User avatar #217 to #175 - elitehacker (11/17/2013) [-]
just to stick it in your ass huh
User avatar #138 to #11 - nigeltheoutlaw (11/17/2013) [-]
I have some excessibely relevant porn to this.
#56 to #11 - SirFail (11/16/2013) [-]
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#46 - cnlsanders ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
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#92 - justakewldewd (11/17/2013) [-]
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.
#94 to #92 - Graboids (11/17/2013) [-]
It was only for vacation. I'll be back in the valley soon enough.
#209 to #94 - justakewldewd (11/17/2013) [-]
Good lord, this one is talkin'!
#95 to #92 - Rascal (11/17/2013) [-]
This whole post made my day.
#97 to #92 - sirbutterballs (11/17/2013) [-]
You earned this kewldewd
You earned this kewldewd
#113 to #92 - blokrokker (11/17/2013) [-]
You are the best kind of person.
#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 #42 - fantomen (11/16/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #93 to #42 - heartlessrobot (11/17/2013) [-]
Well thanks, due to my mortal fear of castration/genital damage, I think I'll just imagine the anal one and hope they aren't too pointy.
User avatar #68 to #42 - zorororonoa (11/16/2013) [-]
After reading that I am determined to find a way to stand while taking a **** .
#79 to #42 - reiconex (11/17/2013) [-]
I never knew I could be this AROUSED
User avatar #50 to #42 - drzix (11/16/2013) [-]
y u do dis
#63 to #42 - twistedwoodthing (11/16/2013) [-]
You should get that brain looked at mate
#40 - macguffin ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
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#85 - alexthebest (11/17/2013) [-]
Quick, pass me the Giant's Mask!
#78 - jordanish (11/17/2013) [-]
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 #90 to #78 - skeptical (11/17/2013) [-]
All hail the lord ************ and satan his servant
User avatar #109 to #78 - whichever (11/17/2013) [-]
We were doing Taxonomy in science and I chose the Squilla Mantis Shrimp.
everyone else chose the white tailed dear
User avatar #110 to #109 - whichever (11/17/2013) [-]
deer*
#156 - nexuiz (11/17/2013) [-]
I saw this gif. yesterday, I guess you can say I got inspired.
#159 to #156 - bobbitworm (11/17/2013) [-]
a giant knuckle?
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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#191 - delphine (11/17/2013) [-]
the spice must flow.
#196 to #191 - dragonsoverlord (11/17/2013) [-]
Does it eat catfish?

Probably.
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