Not every creature on earth is as cuddly as a dog or a cat. But most of them are not horrifying creatures that literally crawled out of a five-year-old’s nightmare. We don’t know what this worm thing is, but we know it will keep us up all night…and every night for the next several months.

Supposedly it’s a type of ribbon worm and that weird white stuff is it’s proboscis, according to this website. Proboscis, according to a quick Google search, is basically a fancy way to say nose. So that weird white sh*t is what it uses to smell? That’s really creepy.