Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

The Coral In Man's Aquarium Began To Disappear, But Then He Makes Terrifying Discovery.

They Come At Night

They Come At Night

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Most ocean predators will only hunt at night, which explained why Gurutek hadn't caught the creature responsible for eating the coral. So, one night, he sat in the dark by the aquarium because that's how determined he was to find the thing responsible. A few nights later, his dedication to finding answers finally paid off. He saw something moving at the bottom of the tank. It was slithering in the sand, but it was too dark to get a good look.

What Are You?

What Are You?

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Gurutek was sitting there in the dark, so he couldn't identify the creature. Then, he turned the light on, but the creature didn't move, and he couldn't see him anymore. So, he tried to catch the mysterious animal again, but only managed to get a glimpse of it three times over a period of an entire year. Obviously, this creature wanted to remain hidden. But then, Gurutek began to move his aquarium and that's when his efforts paid off.

You Can't Hide

You Can't Hide

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Gurutek started to take the huge aquarium apart little by little in order to relocate it to a different area. He took the fish, the rocks, and the fish to a temporary tank. Now, all that was left were pieces of dead coral laying at the bottom of the aquarium, where the sand, and the possible creature were. With the help of a long tool, Gurutek stirred the sand until he noticed something moving, and then, the mysterious creature appeared.

Meet The Sea Monster

Meet The Sea Monster

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Gurutek and his pals couldn't believe their eyes as the creature wiggled its way out of the sand. It was like a water snake, but it had tiny feet like a centipede, and it appeared to be headless. The sight of it was scary. After the shock settled, Gurutek tried catching the creature using a pair of tongs. But the creature's tail snapped off, and it continued to wiggle, while the rest of it circled the aquarium in a frantic and erratic way. This experience was the stuff nightmares were made of, but what was it exactly?

Hello There

Hello There

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Gurutek did some research and finally figured out what the creature in his aquarium was. It was called a sand striker, or a Bobbitt worm. The creature lives on the ocean floor and tends to ambush its prey while it hunts. In fact, with its incredible speed and sharp teeth, it can wreak havoc on whatever it sets its eyes on. Gurutek's fish were no match for this thing and neither was the coral. But the question was, how did it get inside his aquarium?

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