Watch: Alien-Like Maggot

Check out this strange maggot discovered by an Australian tourist.

January 11, 2019

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A tourist in Australia posted video of a worm-like creature they came across while hiking, and it's so creepy the Internet thought it was a hoax.  It looks like a tiny, flesh-colored corndog or pickle with a tail, and it moves like an inchworm.

An entomologist at the University of Sydney says it's a rat-tailed maggot, and they're necessary to the country's ecosystem.