BALI, Indonesia — There's not much to say to introduce this video other than it's, well, terrifying.
Captured by a diver in Bali, Indonesia, the video shows a eunice aphroditois, colloquially known as a bobbit worm, in its natural habitat: the ocean floor. While I'm not normally afraid of ocean creatures, this video is straight from one of my nightmares.
The bobbit worm apparently lives under the ocean bed, waiting patiently for prey to pass by before popping up out of the sand to stun it, kill it and eat it. The diver who captured this video cleverly tempted the worm with a dead fish (that's twice the bobbit worm's size) to get the full effect of what the worm looks like in action.
"Before this dive, my guide told me we can feed and see the bobbit worms," the videographer wrote. "It was an amazing worm underwater, so I knew we had to capture it!"
Sure, the creature is amazing, if you like scary, creepy or gross things. I could barely get through the video without cringing in terror, but if that's your thing, you're going to love this.