Nightmarish Tongue-Eating Parasite Found Living in Fish's Mouth


Photo: Galveston Island State Park

Workers at the Galveston Island State Park in Texas recently caught a fish that was unwitting playing host to a nightmarish parasite that had devoured and replaced its tongue! The incredibly creepy find was showcased on the department's Facebook page last week. Initially joking that a Martian had been discovered at the park, they went on to explain that the oddity seen inside the animal's mouth is, in fact, "a parasitic isopod called a tongue-eating louse" and, as its name suggests, the creature has a rather unnerving claim to fame.

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.


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