Worm Vomits Roots – Wait…Nope. That’s Its Hand

Posted by Tony on May 7th, 2015

BEFORE you press play on that video (we’re sure some of you just went for it anyway) put down whatever it is you’re eating.

This is a ribbon worm called a Gorgonorhynchus. When it senses nearby prey it launches what looks like a root out of its face. Anything caught in those flinchingly terrifying ‘roots’ get hauled into the worm’s belly.

These adorable little worms live in the ocean…

It’s summer.

Good luck out there.

[Business Insider]

  • Pearl Polanski

    Oh my gosh! That creature has not one, but three mouth peeners.

  • Pearl Polanski

    Oh my gosh! That creature has not one, but three mouth peeners.