When You See What Was Inside This Mantis, You'll Stay Far Away From All Bugs

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I've always been a fan of insects.

Even as a little girl, I would march straight into my backyard after school and study them for hours on end. I never found them to be as scary as other kids did, but even think this bug video is beyond horrifying.
I know you'll all agree when you watch what happens as this guy dips a praying mantis into water and nightmare fuel comes out.

Why, nature, why?!

That monstrosity is a horsehair worm, which burrows inside a bug as a larva and controls its brain. When it becomes fully grown, it makes the insect drown itself in water and then exits its host.

UH UH. NO. I'm out of here.