Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

What’s Hiding Inside This Mantis Will Make You Stay Away From Bugs Forever.

The thought of having to contend with worms growing inside of our bodies is enough to give anyone a serious case of the willies. Unfortunately, parasitic worms are a risk associated with being a biological organism -- we're vulnerable to them, and sometimes, things can get ugly.

As it turns out, we're not the only living things susceptible to them. In fact, we're probably the least at-risk, because we've got modern medicine on our side. However, animals and insects are basically left to the forces of nature when it comes to worm inhabitation: Sometimes they get them, sometimes they pass them, and sometimes, they die.

For all this morbid and slightly disgusting talk, the following images and video aren't as gross as you might think. Instead, it's kind of fascinating to see the process -- even if we can't help feel a little bit of sympathy for that poor praying mantis.

Many of us are kind of freaked out by bugs themselves.

And when it comes to spooky bugs, the praying mantis is tops. It basically looks like it's from another planet.

Many of us are kind of freaked out by bugs themselves.

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But suffice it to say that the scariest thing about this video isn't actually the mantis.

You'll find out why once this guy puts this critter into a small pan of water. What happens next is downright disturbing.

But suffice it to say that the scariest thing about this video isn't actually the mantis.

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At first, you can tell the mantis doesn't want to be there.

After all, would YOU want to get dunked in a pool of water against your will?

At first, you can tell the mantis doesn't want to be there.

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As time passes, we see that some changes are starting to occur in the mantis' body.

Notice the dark area at the bottom of his torso?

As time passes, we see that some changes are starting to occur in the mantis' body.

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That's when the real show starts.

Slowly but surely, you can see the mantis begin to pass what looks to be some kind of worm.

That's when the real show starts.

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