There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters
The cutest abhorrent monstrosity you'll ever see!
Meet the Cymothoa exigua.
Some people call them tongue-eating louses, but that feels a little pejorative to me.
These lil' cuties belong to a family of creatures called parasitic crustaceans:
They're actually related to these guys, who you've maybe seen before:
(This cat has.)