July 23, 2006 8:49 PM   Subscribe

worm/bug thing - what on earth is this?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
Best answer: looks a lot like this other "what is that bug" post to me. That one turned out to be a Rat Tailed Maggot.
posted by shanevsevil at 8:59 PM on July 23, 2006

Response by poster: yep, looks like thats exactly what it is! thanks!
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 9:06 PM on July 23, 2006

I guess everyone who finds one of these things runs to AskMefi. (I know I probably would have.)
posted by shanevsevil at 9:13 PM on July 23, 2006

The beautiful side (the larvae grows into quite a handsome insect).
The disgusting side.
posted by zek at 9:37 PM on July 23, 2006

They seem to live in Alaska too.
posted by nenequesadilla at 9:50 PM on July 23, 2006

Why didn't you just smack the shit out of that thing? That's what's wrong with all you humans. the rest of nature would have 1. Eaten it. 2 Spit it out 3. Smacked the shit out of it. Get with the program. Next.....
posted by sgobbare at 5:56 PM on July 31, 2006

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