Strange Creature Found Alive In The Stomach Of A Fish

BuzzVideosPublished: February 20, 2019
Published: February 20, 2019

Here’s a very strange creature a fisherman retrieved from the belly of a fish called the wahoo. The wahoo is a member of the mackerel family, and can grow to be rather large. They are prized as a sport fish in the subtropical waters from Florida to the West Indies. The wahoo from which this bizarre critter came was caught in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas.

Besides the obvious, “it’s a worm,” what is it, exactly? It is smooth, grayish brown, doesn’t have any apparent eyes, has a bulging midsection, and some moving protrusion that reminds one of an elephant’s trunk. The person holding it in the palm of his hand (yuck!) points out a small hole or orifice beneath the trunk-like protuberance. It’s reasonable to guess this is some order of parasite that is perfectly adapted to living inside the bellies of fishes. Guessing that, we wonder if it’s dangerous, like a leech, which has a mouth that can pierce skin and draw blood?

It looks very alien. There are many creatures on earth that we can establish a rapport with. Even fish in the tropics have been known to hit it off with divers in coral reefs, following, playing, and begging for food or even a good scratch. But this thing, whatever it is, how can anyone make an emotional connection with it? It probably lived a solitary existence in utter blackness, sucking the life blood from its host, and didn’t care about anything. Maybe it can live for only a year, or maybe tens of years. We don’t know. One thing is for sure, it never expected to be exposed to the open air and sunlight, much less be manhandled by something completely outside its realm of comprehension. Yes, it is strange to us, but we must be orders of magnitude stranger to it.

For certain it has no idea what is happening to it. It’s flailing around, “looking”, or rather, sensing for something to latch onto. The man holding it in his hand examining it in fascination isn’t about to give it that satisfaction. You might want to give it to the nearest university, where they can preserve it in one of those sealed jars of formaldehyde.

This creepy little invertebrate looks as though it had plenty to feed on. The poor wahoo. So, enjoy life our friends. You could have been born as one of these things.

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    • 2 rumbles
      DavidMcNab · 4 weeks ago

      What the hell is that?!

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        MomCat13 · 4 weeks ago

        I'm not saying it's aliens...but...aliens.

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      debdeb · 4 weeks ago

      It looks like a premature snail.

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      ShaylaStriffler · 4 weeks ago

      A young cone snail I think.