Blue Planet 2: Bobbit worm terrifies viewers of BBC One show

'The Bobbit might just be the worst creature that has ever existed'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 13 November 2017 10:48 GMT
Beware the Bobbit - Blue Planet exhibits an absolutely savage carnivorous seaworm

Blue Planet II has treated viewers to some of the most breath-taking television of the year, ranging from transforming fish to underwater lakes.

The third episode of David Attenborough’s ocean-exploring series featured perhaps the scariest creature we’ve seen yet: the vicious Bobbit worm.

At around a metre-long, the predator hides beneath the sand, quietly stalking fish until coming close enough to devour them.

The nightmarish scene managed to spook many viewers, one Tweeting: “The Bobbit is gonna give me bad dreams”.

Many people compared the worm to various science-fiction series, including the Stranger Things villain the Demagorgon, and the face-hugger from Alien.

Named Eunice aphroditois, the worm was given the nickname Bobbit in reference to Lorena Bobbitt, a woman who made headlines during 1993 after cutting off her husband’s penis.

Other episode highlights included a turtle vising a “beauty salon”, a clownfish family creating a home, and an Octopus hunting alongside a coral grouper.

The next episode of Blue Planet II airs Sunday, 8pm, on BBC One.

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