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    This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish from the Ocean Floor
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    This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish from the Ocean Floor

    November 24, 2019

    NARRATOR: Deep on the
    ocean floor, the sand striker, or Bobbit worm,
    waits with multiple mouth parts displayed. Bone-hard grappling hooks,
    poised to pierce and immobilize prey. But the real nightmare
    remains unseen. Coiled, pent-up aggression,
    as long as an arm. And some specimens grow to
    twice the length of a man. As night falls, many sand
    strikers emerge to feast. It’s a bad neighborhood
    to hang out in. But fish are fast, and the sand
    strikers are feeding blind. They don’t have eyes or a brain. They react only if one of
    their antennae is triggered, or if a shadow lingers. Patience– gotcha! And the sand strikers
    are just getting started. It’s time for the main course. Underground, there’s
    plenty of storage space. Anything on the sea
    bed is fair game. Even spikes and
    venom are no match. Gone in seconds. Massacre over. The strikers withdraw to
    digest, until the next time.