Remember the exploding toads of Hamburg, Germany? How about the thousands of dead red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas this time last year? My special horror is Cymothoa exigua, a form of sea louse that enters a fish’s gills, eventually eating its flesh alive and forming a “replacement” tongue. Afflicted fish are found most often in the waters off California. UGGH!
Are these signs of the end times? Probably not. The BBC has posted an article that explains these and other freakish, ghoulish events and creatures. I guess I won’t need that night light anymore. Click here to read more.