With its sharp as daggers teeth and scissoring jaws, the cunning Bobbit worm can do a lot of damage.
It can grow up to 10ft long and lies on the seabed waiting for its prey before striking quick as a flash.
The low-lying mega predator left viewers terrified after watching David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II last night, cowering as it cut its prey clean in half due to it’s immense speed and strength.
And fans were quick to share how they wouldn’t be able to sleep that night.
— Amy Barrett (@amybarrett92) November 12, 2017
Before you start moaning about Monday morning remember, things could be worse, you could be a fish trying to avoid a bobbit worm.
— Julie (@noprobsju) November 13, 2017
Interestingly, the Bobbit worm is named after Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in the early Nineties after cutting off her husband John’s penis in the middle of the night after a row. She claimed at the time he cheated on her and never made her orgasm. The penis was re-attached but never regained full sensation, it is reported.
The BBC then confirmed the worm’s scary namesake.
Yes, the Bobbit worm is named after THAT Bobbit #BluePlanet2
— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 12, 2017
According to overnight figures, 11m people tuned into the third instalment of Blue Planet II, making it the most watched in the series so far.
It was also so popular in China, it ‘broke the Chinese internet’. According to reports, 80m of the population watched it, causing the country’s internet connection to slow down.
Kelvin Yau, BBC Worldwide’s manager for China, told the Sunday Times Blue Planet was attracting families who sit down together to watch it.
He said: ‘With the fast growth of cities, many Chinese, especially younger generations, want to reconnect with the natural world.’
Blue Planet II is shown on BBC1 at 9pm on Sunday.
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