So, Body Snatchers are real…

Family Guy has apparently expanded their writing pool to include more of the ocean’s noble critters.

Cymothoa exigua is found in certain species of fish. It sneaks in through their gills, eats and or destroys their tongues, replacing them in the process and then feeding either off the host’s blood or mucus. Let me repeat that. This animal crawls into another animal, destroys one of its organs and then functions as that organ for the rest of its life.

Say hello to the most adorable thing that will ever cause you to vomit in terror.

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Seth McFarlane’s Science Corner


2 Responses to “So, Body Snatchers are real…”

  1. missprufrock on October 5th, 2009 2:56 pm

    EEEEWWWWWW! is that a thing inside a fish? or is that whole thing the thing? it looks like the monster from the Alien movies. yuck!

    ps: I would never let my students turn in such sloppy writing, but your disgusting post took my breath (and diction) away….

  2. Ricardo on October 9th, 2009 3:33 am

    That’s a little dude hiding inside another dude. So, two adorable creatures for the price of one.

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