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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