|Image: Ria Tan, wildsingapore.com|
Bobbit Worms are those terrifying annelids who grow as long as a man is tall but have a bite significantly more terrifying than even the hungriest, most enthusiastic of Hannibal Lecters.
Here's one relaxing in its burrow, three antennae twitching as they sniff out the surroundings. Unfortunately, Bobbit Worms relax by plotting, planning and preparing to kill. It's like their version of crosswords and sudoku.
So when a Lionfish wanders by, the Bobbit Worm is only too glad to get to work. Far too glad. She bites the succulent underbelly with her fearsome jaws and then drags the body down, deep into her dark chasm of death and dismemberment which she jokingly calls her abattoir-cum-dining room.
Bobbit Worm dinner parties are very... messy.