Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Weird 'rat-worm' shows up on woman's porch


Posted on Saturday, 28 July, 2018 | Comment icon 22 comments

What the heck is this thing ? Image Credit: Facebook / Bex Deen / ViralVideoUK
Footage showing a weird creature wriggling around on the floor has gone viral after being uploaded online.
The disgusting five-inch-long critter was filmed by Bex Deen in Southampton, England.

"Found this slithering round in my porch," she wrote. "Feel like I'm in an episode of Stranger Things."

It turns out that this rather peculiar creepy-crawly is actually an insect known as a rat-tailed maggot. It is the larval stage of a type of hoverfly that resembles a honey bee when it is fully matured.

What makes this one particularly unusual is its large size - most only grow to around 2 inches.

The long 'tail' is actually a tube that the creature uses to breath while submerged in water.


Source: Sputnik International | Comments (22)

Tags: Rat, Maggot, Worm

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by schizoidwoman on 29 July, 2018, 13:08
What a chubby fellow!
Comment icon #14 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 29 July, 2018, 13:49
That's what she said.
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 29 July, 2018, 15:27
Sexualized comments are discouraged. Just a gentle reminder.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Black Monk on 29 July, 2018, 16:57
Comment icon #17 Posted by freetoroam on 29 July, 2018, 17:13
Hey peeps, so its ugly and slimey, but there are uglier and slimier  humans.  Anyway, here they are ( the rat tailed maggot / drone fly)...not the human.  
Comment icon #18 Posted by ChaosRose on 30 July, 2018, 1:04
Geez...where does she live? Chernobyl?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Legendarren on 30 July, 2018, 12:11
Definitely a caterpillar of some sort. You can tell by the way it moves.
Comment icon #20 Posted by TripGun on 30 July, 2018, 16:37
Deformed caterpillar.
Comment icon #21 Posted by little_dreamer on 30 July, 2018, 17:29
"rat-tailed maggot" - Thanks, I needed a new way to curse someone.
Comment icon #22 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 2 August, 2018, 13:19
It almost appears as if the caterpillar got out of its cocoon, but the shell of it got stuck in the end, making it look like it has a tail.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6349441
268588
178382

 
Parrot orders shopping using Amazon Alexa
12-18-2018
A parrot named Rocco has been driving his owner up the wall by ordering items using Amazon's voice assistant.
Distant solar system object 'Farout' discovered
12-18-2018
Astronomers have identified the farthest known object in our solar system at a distance of 11 billion miles.
China and Russia modify Earth's atmosphere
12-17-2018
The two world powers have reportedly been working together on a series of controversial experiments.
Prehistoric feathers found preserved in amber
12-17-2018
Scientists have discovered some rather unusual feathers within pieces of amber dating back 100 million years.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
The logistics of climbing Everest
Posted 12-16-2018 | 2 comments
A look at what it really takes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
 
Humboldt squid takes a bite
Posted 12-10-2018 | 1 comment
A look at what happened when Steve Backshall met a rather large Humboldt squid.
 
Rainbow jelly tennis
Posted 12-3-2018 | 0 comments
The Slo Mo Guys attempt another ridiculous slow motion experiment involving jelly.
 
Progress launch timelapse
Posted 11-24-2018 | 0 comments
A look at the recent launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft.
 
The unique wildlife of the Cairngorms
Posted 11-16-2018 | 1 comment
A look at the breathtaking snowy wilds of Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
My name is whispered
11-9-2018 | Wish not to disclose
 
Strange numbers on arm
11-9-2018 | Charlotte, NC
 
Two experiences
10-31-2018 | Pryor, OK
 
Various experiences
10-31-2018 | Californiia
 
A transparent figure
10-31-2018 | Nigeria
 
My childhood haunting
10-29-2018 | Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Orange, hovering, atom-like figure
10-25-2018 | West kelowna
 
I saw a strange man
10-25-2018 | Croatia
 
Spontaneous exorcisms
10-25-2018 | Canada
 
Two children who didn't age
10-24-2018 | United States New York
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ