An unidentified guy had quite the disturbing experience after he stepped on a cockroach-like bug.
After stepping on it, something that resembled a worm crawled out of the insect. And the long, twisty creature just kept moving as it attempted to separate itself from its crushed home.
In reality, the worm is a parasite called a "Nematomorpha."
The parasite, also known as the horsehair worm, gets inside of insects like cockroaches, grasshoppers, and crickets in order to consume their nutrients until the victim becomes brainwashed and commits suicide.
And guess what? The parasites have even been known to infect humans.
In 2009, both an 80-year-old woman and a 1-year-old boy in Japan were found to have been infected.
Disgusting, yes, but also a reminder of how amazing/insane nature can be.
This post has been edited to remove some information that was related to a similar but different creepy creature. Thanks to commenters for pointing it out!
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