Watch a terrifying worm bug thing shoot out an attacking web goo

I no longer want to live in this world anymore because I don’t want to share it with this utterly terrifying ribbon worm that has the ability to spit out an even more terrifying web-shaped goo. The way the substance stretches across that person’s hand just makes me want to never ever go outside again.

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The weapon of the ribbon worm, or Nemertea, is a proboscis (elongated appendage) that the worm uses to snag and attach itself to its prey (sometimes with venom!). Basically, that proboscis is like a muscle inside of the ribbon worm that can dart out when the body contracts to attack its prey, which it can swallow whole.

I mean, that’s totally badass but also still so gross.

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DISCUSSION

so, is that goo, or an appendage unfurling that will get sucked back into the body? I can’t see how that is a goo shooting off in all those directions.

Also, if you need me, I’ll be hiding under the bed.