Video - Bobbit Worm - Dinner time

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Note the first creature is a scorpionfish and not, as I first thought, a hairy octopus :biggrin2:.

Bobbit Worms are a very strange nocturnal predatory worm. They have most of their bodies buried in the sand, with just their frightening looking pincers showing.

I was patiently filming a couple that were close together and my waiting paid off...

..the first Bobbit Worm attacks and eats a foolish Scorpionfish that wandered in too close...

...the second went for a Long Arm Octopus that got too close....I was quite upset, as I Love octopuses, but luckily the plucky little octopus was too tough for the bobbit Worm and escaped after a few seconds..
 
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I have more than once thought that Dune was based on that thinking and they missed the boat on the movie for a really spectacular villain :biggrin2:

I keep thinking of a mantis shrimp with I look at it and wonder if there is a relationship.
 

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great vid! in some of the fossil checklists ive been reading there are at least half a dozen annelid worm species listed, and many of them are known from chitinous "teeth" that look quite a bit like the "pincers" on that bobbit worm.

Solecodont Teeth


Arabellites Tooth
 

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