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There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters

The cutest abhorrent monstrosity you’ll ever see! posted on


Meet the Cymothoa Exigua.








Some people call them tongue-eating louses, but that feels a little pejorative to me.

Some people call them tongue-eating louses, but that feels a little pejorative to me.





These ‘lil cuties belong to a family of creatures called parasitic crustaceans:

These 'lil cuties belong to a family of creatures called parasitic crustaceans:

They’re actually related to these guys, who you’ve maybe seen before:

 





(This cat has.)

(They’re called isopods, btw, and I guess they’re pretty into Doritos?)

(They're called isopods, btw, and I guess they're pretty into Doritos?)





Kinda adorable, in a weird way, right?

Kinda adorable, in a weird way, right?





The Cymothoa Exigua has sort of an interesting existence.

The Cymothoa Exigua has sort of an interesting existence.





You see, they crawl in through a fish’s gills…

You see, they crawl in through a fish's gills...

…work their way to the fishes mouth…

...work their way to the fishes mouth...





…EAT THE FISH’S TONGUE OUT OF ITS MOUTH…

...EAT THE FISH'S TONGUE OUT OF ITS MOUTH...





…ATTACHES ITSELF TO THE TINY NUB LEFT OVER…

...ATTACHES ITSELF TO THE TINY NUB LEFT OVER...





…AND BECOME THE FISH’S NEW TONGUE!

...AND BECOME THE FISH'S NEW TONGUE!





THESE LITTLE DARLINGS ARE ALL TERRIFYING LITTLE TONGUE-BECOMERS!

THESE LITTLE DARLINGS ARE ALL TERRIFYING LITTLE TONGUE-BECOMERS!





Don’t worry though, they’re not harmful to humans… YET!

Don't worry though, they're not harmful to humans... YET!





Except, they apparently can bite, so be careful if you ever see one.

There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters





Which you may, because they do sometimes show up in the mouths of fish at supermarkets.

Which you may, because they do sometimes show up in the mouths of fish at supermarkets.
SWNS





Anyways, now you know they’re a thing! Also, you’re probably pretty aware of how your tongue feels in your mouth now, right? Neat!

There Is A Parasite That Eats Tongues And Replaces Them With Terrifying Monsters


by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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-JC-
by Gold Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Haha. Makes me think of the movie the bay or whatever.
anonymous12308
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Ew lol
Kelsmomma123
by Gold Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM
ugh creepy LOL. I sure was choking on my own toungue lol
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Shabbydoll78
by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM
1 mom liked this

* Back hands china*


SandraJ088
by Silver Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Ugh! **shudder** did you see 'the bay' ?!
xoxRachelxox
by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Ew, nasty little fuckers.

carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Nope, never seen it.

But it makes me wonder WHY creatures like this exist. Like, what purpose do they serve? No one needs to get their tongue eaten lol.

Quoting SandraJ088:

Ugh! **shudder** did you see 'the bay' ?!



SandraJ088
by Silver Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Punishment from the gods for gossiping?! Lol seriously tho...watch the bay!!!!


Quoting carterscutie85:

Nope, never seen it.

But it makes me wonder WHY creatures like this exist. Like, what purpose do they serve? No one needs to get their tongue eaten lol.

Quoting SandraJ088:

Ugh! **shudder** did you see 'the bay' ?!



pochaccotx
by Lost on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM

you suck!!

sunrisekn
by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Just ewwww

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