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A rare and insane nature video to share with everyone you hate

In a segment of the BBC’s Wonders of the Monsoon, we have the distinct displeasure of seeing a leech eat an earthworm. It sounds gross, I know. Just wait till you actually see it.

It’s incredible, but so nasty…

The leech sucks it’s prey down like spaghetti, crushing the worm with its muscular throat.

(via Kottke)

Adding to the remarkableness of the unpalatable moment, this footage is the first that has ever been captured of this phenomenon. And in case you’re curious, the worm met its demise and the leech had lunch on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo.

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2 comments for “A rare and insane nature video to share with everyone you hate

  1. MW
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Man, that is nightmare fuel!I always thought that leeches were parasites, I didn’t realize that some of them were carnivorous.

  2. David
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    My Question is how long does a meal of that proportion last for the leech? Does it go looking for its next meal right away or does it last for awhile? If it is ready for another meal that day or even the next THAT would be truly scary. Just think if something like a ten foot long leech got loose. Yikes.

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