The latest from the "now, this is extremely nasty" department...

"A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time. The bug, which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua, was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger.

The 3.5 cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left. It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's 'replacement tongue.'"

UPDATED (9/16): Um, there's even a photo...


1 comment:

Planettom said...

Wow, what a horrible, horrible thing is Nature.

Or to quote Jessica 6 from LOGAN'S RUN:

"I hate outside! I hate it! I hate it!"

I no longer want to be reincarnated as a fish.

I don't want to be reincarnated as the bug that eats and replaces a fish's tongue either.