Last year we introduced you to the horror that is the horsehair worm. It’s a nasty little parasite that likes to infest insects like roaches, crickets, grasshoppers, and beetles. Once inside, the parasite alters the creature’s brain chemistry and makes it commit suicide in a body of water, which is the only place the worm can breed.
Occasionally, you might kill a bug that was already carrying a horsehair worm. When that happens, you often have a front row seat to some top-notch grossness.