!! OMG, how scary: Zombie snails !!


The parasite Leucochloridium paradoxum takes over a snail’s brain and makes its tentacles huge and pulsating so they resemble maggots, the perfect food for birds. When the bird eats the tentacle (which then regenerates), the parasite lives in the bird until it is pooped out and more snails crawl through the poop, beginning the cycle again. Nature is so disgusting. (via Feyfriends)

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