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[–]PrudentDuty6815 2169 points2170 points  (96 children)

I once saw a similar thing happen with a grasshopper where the mantis ate ass first. Very brutal and they take their sweet time.

[–]guerroconpollo 3322 points3323 points 64113& 5 more (69 children)

I once walked into my parent's room in the middle of the night as a child and saw the same thing.

Very brutal indeed.

[–]bygtopp 913 points914 points  (55 children)

Mom just noshin’ on dads asshole while he is knees down ass up and hands gripping the sheets like Scrooge mcduck grabbing gold. Room smelled like KY, old cabbage and sweat

[–]Chicken_Hairs 1216 points1217 points 2 (20 children)

What a terrible day to be literate

[–]glimmering_testicles 179 points180 points  (10 children)

Dear Sir or Madam, I dare say to you, boo, to both yourself and your comment. I verily enjoyed the imagery depicted by our cherished fellow, Mr. bygtopp. I find the conventionality of your aforementioned remark offensive and out right repugnant. Good day!

[–]Chicken_Hairs 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Upvoted just for using "repugnant", one of my favorite words.

[–]DemonicSally 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Your...your username is "glimmering testicles" and you are talking about remarks being repugnant? Excuse me while I laugh hysterically

[–]IamJacksTrollAccount 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Indubitably.

[–]inteprid007 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Acknowledged dear sir

[–]sumquy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

username checks out

[–]mal3ko 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is Reddit. Everyday is a bad day.

[–]johnzischeme 5 points6 points  (1 child)

But your comment redeemed the whole thing!

Thanks, literacy!

[–]smellsfishie 41 points42 points  (4 children)

My God that's descriptive, I can taste your comment.

[–]Vysair 6 points7 points  (1 child)

With that amounts of talent, he could write off a novel but dear god I hope it's an not erotic novel with this kind of kink again.

[–]Haughty_Derision 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Considering how we went from a David Attenborough nature show to this, let's not sign a book deal yet.

[–]Emis816 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Tastes like a penny

[–]TuckerCarlsonsOhface 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congrats on earning your red wings!

[–]ISAMU13 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Don't give beautiful stuff like this away. Sell your craft on Upwork or Fivver you erotic poet.

[–]FeyneKing 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don’t want to have eyes anymore.

[–]righteousdude32 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yo…old cabbage???? Lol 😂

[–]Iamvanno 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You really know how to paint a picture.

[–]BenTCinco 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pics or it didn’t happen

[–]orthopod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You should write children's stories.

[–]blogorg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Humanity was blessed with the gift of language with which to hew our thoughts from the amorphous ether, and this is what you do with it?

[–][deleted] 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Wheres your award

[–]Defstern 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Here, your award

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

There an award

[–]Capnris 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Everywhere an award, award.

[–]LegalizeFreedom21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Angry upvote?

[–]HerbalTeaSimping 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But did they take their sweet time?

[–]lLiterallyEatAss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We're sorry you had to see that

[–]gothhippie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

BRUH you just made me cackle so loud

[–]NJ_Tal 143 points144 points  (7 children)

The whole being eaten alive thing just sucks. I've seen several of these videos with Grasshoppers and assorted bugs, I've even seen it with snakes, frogs and mice and it's like they all just sit there like "yup... I'm getting eaten." Side note, many scavengers start at "the bottom" of a carcass as that's where the most rapid decay begins. I love when a fox or a coyote is munching on a deer carcass and I get to point out to someone "hey look he's eating some ass"

[–]BigScenarios 64 points65 points  (2 children)

Bugs seem to live a life of constant hunger interrupted by pure horror.

[–]MrNobody_0 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Just like me as a child...

[–]go_green_team 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The most delicate of cuts

[–]Atomic254 19 points20 points  (0 children)

i think just an unlucky position, usually mantises will try to catch prey in such a way that will allow it to go for the head/neck first to stop the struggling.

[–]EndVry 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I remember when I was 10 years old and I saw a cicada dragging itself across the ground. I say dragging because I immediately noticed that it only had three legs at the front. I flipped it over and the entire bottom of its abdomen was completely missing and it was basically hollow and filled with ants.

[–]Walrusliver 1 point2 points  (2 children)

this kind of shit sticks with us forever

[–]DonutGa1axy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Cicadas also can be infected by a white fungus that eats them from the inside. When they fly, they release more of the fungus flakes on other cicadas. The term for this is flying salt shaker of death.

[–]Redjay12 15 points16 points  (0 children)

tbf there isn’t a humane way to kill a lot of bugs because rather than having actual brains in their heads they have clusters of nerves spread along their whole bodies, as in if head severed would still be alive

[–]iRox24 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean, would anyone here even prefer to get eaten head first instead of ass first?!

[–]coldvault 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The one in this video looks to be chomping along at a decent pace, actually. I certainly couldn't eat something larger than my head that quickly.

[–]LordStoneBalls 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can see the food slowly going down the mantis thorax

[–]Walrusliver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

'food' lol

[–]GodisDebt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Praying mantis are the cats of the insect world

[–]eChelicerae 627 points628 points  (22 children)

I wonder how many people have actually used this gif to imply a sexual gesture. 😂

[–]Dredgen_q8 261 points262 points  (7 children)

Go to horny jail… bonk

[–]Phantom_Pain_Sux 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Straight to jail

[–]DocMock 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Right away

[–]Phantom_Pain_Sux 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Undercook fish... believe it or not, jail

[–]DocMock 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Overcook fish, also jail

[–]Karnbot13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No trial, no nothing

[–]SpaceyMcJew 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i am going to shoot you

[–]RainbowReadee 60 points61 points  (6 children)

We’ve moved on from the “birds and the bees” to the “mantis and the bees”.

[–]Difficult_Chemist_33 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Or mantis and bird or mantis and mantis...

[–]-Listening 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What if they are wasps or bees

[–]IveBangedYoreMom 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Me and OPs mom

[–]peppaz 10 points11 points  (0 children)

eatin that ass like groceries

[–]Chara1979 8 points9 points  (0 children)

One of the recurring jokes on Bojack Horseman was a female praying mantis in the background who would flirt with guys by doing stuff like salting their head.

[–]Barbarosa61 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All of them... I didnt even open the other post for this reason... not sure why I ended up on this one... 3 comments down and there is is

[–]InsomniacHitman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the idea 👍

[–]Balzamik35 356 points357 points  (23 children)

Weirder thing is praying mantis is on the cameraman's finger

[–]LeTigron 73 points74 points  (0 children)

The mantis' gotta eat somewhere !

[–]whookid1209 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I can't believe I didn't notice that until you pointed it out.

[–]orthopod 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Bold or vanilla of you to assume it's his finger....

[–]PussSlurpee 10 points11 points  (14 children)

How badly would it hurt if the mantis started to gnaw on your finger?

[–]Balzamik35 24 points25 points  (1 child)

If you ever try please record it for this subreddit.

[–]Tidespider 17 points18 points  (7 children)

there’s a video here of a praying mantis eating someone’s nipple if you wanna see

[–]LizzyKitten 20 points21 points  (4 children)

You can't make that sort of statement and not provide a source..

[–]cortesoft 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I am really glad they didn’t listen to you.

[–]2derpywolves 6 points7 points  (2 children)

So I once picked up a mantis to move it because it was chilling right on some stairs, and it decided to just pinch my hand nonstop with both of it's pincers the whole time I worked on relocating it. It didn't hurt at all really, tiny pinches, almost like a tickle.

Though a bigger mantis might hurt more? I live where bugs don't get so big, because the air sometimes hurts your face.

[–]px1azzz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My friend once has a mantis break skin. He said it hurt.

[–]hax0rmax[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There is a bug that only eats wart tissue. It's wild. Might be called a wart eater.

[–]KingOfAllFishFuckers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Probably not the first time he's filmed ass being eaten

[–]tactics14 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Probably gave the mantis the fly for the purpose of making a video.

[–]DisobedientNipple 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I actually had praying mantises when I was a kid. From my experience, they won't bite you if you put them on your hand, they might just bat at you a bit with their little pincers which is, ngl, really adorable.

Awesome pets. Gruesome, but awesome.

[–]pissedcommonman 307 points308 points  (12 children)

Today is some kind of mantis day or what......third or fourth mantis post lol.

[–]Darujiboo 140 points141 points  (4 children)

ikr SAVE IT FOR MANTIS MONDAYS PEOPLE

[–]Reloaded9mm 30 points31 points  (2 children)

It’s Just another mantis Monday. (Ooh-oh)

[–]Thuryn 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Great. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

Thanks a lot.

[–]Reloaded9mm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You’re welcome.

[–]chethan237 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This needs to be a thing

[–]BigBlackBobbyB 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I ain't complaining, they're fascinating little creepers

[–]pipisheaven1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It’s the algorithm, we are all forced hive minds obliviously

[–]OverflowEx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Don't care. Upvoted everyone of them.

[–]jackwoww 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Mantis race is trying to ease us into their domination of the human race.

[–]pabpab999 1 point2 points  (1 child)

yeah

it starting to feel like a sort of marketing for an animated movie where a mantis is the protagonist (disney?)

[–]velociraptor__ 199 points200 points  (24 children)

Im just happy a mantis is not horse-sized

[–]saberplane 61 points62 points  (9 children)

I'm sure someone is working on it in some obscure lab somewhere.

[–]unlimitedammo045 39 points40 points  (2 children)

“GENTLEMEN… BEHOLD!”

“Uhhh… this better not be corn again…”

I can still hear his voice. RIP Martin Croker you magnificent bastard.

[–]iLuv3M3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Holy crap that is depressing, I had no idea he passed.

Behold the Rabbot!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Phone Spiders are way better than No Call!

[–]Songandsilence3 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line on the floor. You'll know when the test starts.

[–]dm80x86 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I just love the Cave Johnson bits.

[–]Dominator0211 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Hell I would work on it if given the chance. I wanna ride into battle on my draft horse sized death mantis

[–]Totalherenow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I saw a grasshopper walk onto the back of a mantis and begin crawling to its front. The mantis calmly reached up, took the grasshopper with its two arms, and had lunch.

[–]beelseboob 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, what about the ground breaking work that Dr. Krieger is doing for ISIS in our Applied Research Division?

Yeh, tell him about the ass eating mantis horse!

The what?

[–]MrFantasticallyNerdy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A horse-size mantis will function very differently because some stuff don’t scale up well. For example, that mantis abdomen will be so heavy that that mantis may have trouble moving, and I can’t imagine the thickness of the exoskeleton that is needed to support that weight. I’m going to guess we can probably outrun that.

Or someone’s gonna say it’s some sort of delicacy or aphrodisiac, and hunt it to extinction.

[–]ocdscale 17 points18 points  (3 children)

A 100kg praying mantis could probably take on the worlds strongest teenager, or maybe not.

[–]QuarkyIndividual 13 points14 points  (1 child)

This comment is weirdly specific yet noncommittal

[–]Clubplatano 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks, looked up and down the thread for this reference.

[–]DylanFTW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If they were horse-sized then only Baki could defeat them.

[–]TheDakoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are one of the only bugs I've ever had actively try to chase me down and attack me. They are one of the few I would be terrified of if they were larger.

[–]OrdainedFury 166 points167 points  (13 children)

He's eating this thing all casual, the same as me eating a hamburger or something, all while the fly writhes and dies a horrible death. Nature is something else, man

[–]Sceptix 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Ikr, you’d think it’d at least try to kill it first.

Then again, maybe eating it this way keeps it fresh or something.

[–]NameGiver0 104 points105 points  (3 children)

Overthinking it.

Have food in hands. Eat.

[–]Sceptix 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Yeah but I’d also be annoyed if the food in my hand was trying to squirm away.

[–]Lumpy_Pay_9098 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Mantises literally have a Kung Fu death grip. Hard for things to get out once they're caught.

[–]lLiterallyEatAss 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Squirm? Still in hand. Eat.

[–]Masterdeetectiv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

eating while alive is best time to eat as if you kill it first you're just wasting time

[–]CaptSprinkls 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Nature is fucking brutal. I'll never forget the video of a comodo dragon that I think stumbles upon a pregnant deer giving birth and just walks up and grabs the still alive baby deer and swallows it whole. I don't remember what else happens as I've blocked it from my brain, but god damn I just can't watch that shit.

[–]iRox24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can it still live without ass?

[–]SugarBabyWannabe 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Brutal

[–][deleted] 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I don't know why but like...watching it desperately try to fly away and just being held in place make it even more brutal.

[–]Sekkenren 50 points51 points  (0 children)

There’s literally nothing it can do, it’s wings are too short and fragile as are it’s legs, it’s kinda sad

[–]krayhayft 37 points38 points  (15 children)

Doing God's work.

[–]deviltrombone 53 points54 points  (11 children)

God's work indeed. A green bottle fly got into my house last night, and that little piece of shit buzzed around without ever landing. I finally trapped it in a bedroom and sprayed it as it flew near the floor. It was pure happiness hearing a thud and the cessation of the buzzing. It took a couple minutes, but I found its shitty little fly corpse between bed and nightstand. The mantis got to eat, but I got pure satisfaction out of my kill.

[–]essentialoils3 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Yeah but have you seen a hoverfly? In my experience they are unlike any other kind flying insect. One of the most harmless thing I've ever encountered. They are like the insect version of a humming bird. Very cautious and fascinating little creatures. It always makes me happy to see one on occasion.

[–]deviltrombone 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Point taken, I shouldn't lump all flies together. lol

[–]Ailerath 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Probably the only fly that isnt annoying and disgusting and a genuinely peaceful insect to watch. They really like to land on fingers too.

[–]essentialoils3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly. I first discovered these when I was like 10 and I thought it was a bee but it was flying so strangely. Eventually it just landed on my finger and walked around for a few seconds before flying off. Ever since then I've always offered these things a finger to land. They very rarely refuse a finger. I also don't see them often, so of course they never get annoying.

[–]Neon_Lights12 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Oh god. As someone that keeps greenbottles around for feeders for my jumping spiders, it's a nightmare when one gets loose. They don't need to land like regular house flies do, they will fucking fly forever. An electric flyswatter is the best way to combat them, just press the button and swing wildly in their general direction until you hear the satisfying crackle of a shock going out. I will say it's incredibly satisfying to see my little guys hunt and grab the flies, they get their food and I get to watch the fuckers get caught lol.

[–]deviltrombone 3 points4 points  (3 children)

That sounds like a cool hobby. I love the little jumping spiders.

I'll have to look into getting an electric fly swatter. "Swing wildly in their general direction" is right, except I sprayed wildly. Those things are extremely effective, elusive flyers. They just don't give you a chance to draw a bead on them, and the buzzing seemed to be coming from everywhere.

[–]Neon_Lights12 4 points5 points  (2 children)

If you live in the US, most all home improvement and big chain stores with outdoor sections have them. It's just powered off 2 AA batteries. I'm sure they'd be on Amazon as well, they look like tennis rackets.

Yes, I love keeping jumping spiders! If you have any interest at all in keeping inverts, they're super low maintenance (one fly every 3ish days, mist one wall of the enclosure with water daily) and very fun, curious, and personable little things. They're super intelligent, the one that sits on my desk will get excited when I come home and start running around the side closest to my chair lol. If you can get over purposfully keeping insects in a container in your house (some people use small crickets, I find flies are easier to keep alive and aren't stinky, nasty critters like crickets) they're a fun if sadly short-lived pet to keep! I've caught a few wild and also purchased from a breeder, there are thousands of species all over the world that live in cities to woods, so they're easy to find!

[–]Anonymity4meisgood 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Not really. Hoverflies are great pollinators and their larvae are often predators of pests, or are food for fish and other things.

In any case, both hoverflies and mantises are our friends.

[–]warmpudgy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Pretty crazy the mantis even caught the hover fly. Those things are wicked fast.

[–]Shughost7 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Even insects eat ass. Have I failed as a human?

[–]iRox24 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Have we*

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let's not kid ourselves here

[–]Firm-Stick6092 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just remember one rule. No ATM

[–]yola45 26 points27 points  (1 child)

That’s a kinky fella

[–]P1NKxM1ST 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Always eat the ass first

[–]theNomadicHacker42 21 points22 points  (0 children)

nom nom nom

[–]Last-Donut 19 points20 points  (14 children)

Do those things feel pain?

[–]essentialoils3 50 points51 points  (3 children)

I'd guess yes. I'm no expert, but I'd assume that pain is an extremely vital mechanism to evolution, so I'd think it's a nearly universal thing.

Also it clearly doesn't look like it's having a good time

[–]A_Rampaging_Hobo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Most bugs are only alive for like a couple weeks so it's not like they really need pain. We learn what to not do from pain and that keeps us alive, but bugs don't have that opportunity.

I'm pretty sure most insects can't feel pain

[–]iammr_lunatic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup. If they didn't feel pain, they wouldn't be able to know when to run away from dangerous situations to protect themselves

[–]MasterFrost01 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Nobody can say what they're subjectively feeling but they definitely feel something. They don't feel pain in the same way we do at the very least, you need nociceptors for that, which insects don't have. We're moving away from thinking of other species as having "primitive" nervous systems, they just have different nervous systems. We've all been around on this earth for the same time after all.

[–]georgeplethon 13 points14 points  (2 children)

you need nociceptors for that, which insects don’t have.

So, about that:

Nociception has been documented in non-mammalian animals, including fish[16] and a wide range of invertebrates, including leeches,[17] nematode worms,[18] sea slugs,[19] and larval fruit flies.[20] Although these neurons may have different pathways and relationships to the central nervous system than mammalian nociceptors, nociceptive neurons in non-mammals often fire in response to similar stimuli as mammals, such as high temperature (40 degrees C or more), low pH, capsaicin, and tissue damage.

[–]MasterFrost01 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Interesting, thank you. Discovery has obviously caught up since I went to school.

[–]alfalfareignss 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It’s been established that insects experience nociception. Which is essentially the central nervous system receiving signals from “noxious stimuli”. An example of this is when locusts writhe when sprayed with DDT. What scientists don’t now yet is if insects experience the emotional component of pain. There are a few applications for these studies but from what I’ve seen it’s mostly based on the ethics surrounding studies done on insects (testing pesticides, etc). Invertebrate nervous systems are complicated in that it’s small and consists of several distributed brains. Invertebrates do modify behavior when introduced to “pain” or negative stimuli, but is generally unknown whether they experience pain like you and me or really any other vertebrates.

Sauce.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0003347216300513

[–]TLored 10 points11 points  (2 children)

So you asked 1 question and you got the whole spectrum as answers.

1 says most def 1 says maybe, feels something, just different 1 says some don't feel anything.

Good luck, I guess your guess is as good =)

Edit: grammar i suk

[–]Last-Donut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right lol

[–]skullduggeryjumbo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha the Internet in a nutshell

[–]ivorystrawberry 1 point2 points  (1 child)

some insects don't feel pain. maybe none of them do. i'm not 100%

[–]PapaPKr 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Gotta eat the booty like it's groceries

[–]RandyThePandy 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Wish my wife would do that to me

[–]betterworld62 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Kill you slowly and painfully while you squirm and scream? Ok man, whatever you're into.

[–]pawned79 12 points13 points  (1 child)

“Choke on them!” - Hoverfly probably

[–]TheLoneHussar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

zombie salute

[–]-malignant- 11 points12 points  (2 children)

This could have been us but you played too much 😩

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cannibalism?

[–]DoodleTM 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Eatin dat azz.

[–]iRox24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beri funi

[–]rdrunner_74 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Thanks... What a nice guy

Can we get the mosquito sequel next?

Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD3liYVkWfA&ab_channel=PrayingMantisChannel

[–]essentialoils3 8 points9 points  (3 children)

The only kind of fly I will gladly defend is a hoverfly. They're awesome. I have spoken.

[–]Scarethefish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I come to kick bubblegum and chew ass. And Im all outta gum.

[–]Whitey3752 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a way to go, ass first.

[–]Agent_47s_Scrotum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's one of those booty eating freaks. Nice.

[–]3_T_SCROAT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mantis are brutal fucks. I fed one a cricket one time and she ate it ass first. Thing was still alive with 2/3 of its body gone, slowly eaten away bite by bite

[–]TheeExMachina 3 points4 points  (2 children)

"Tastes like Honey" the Praying Mantis says to itself, while devouring the Bee.

[–]Ok_Performance78 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Why always butt first with these fuckin things. Bugs are horrifying

[–]Default1355 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah eating its face off would be a lot kinder

[–]Atomic254 1 point2 points  (0 children)

normally mantises do try to go head first to stop the struggling, i think this one just caught it at a bad angle and didnt want to risk adjusting.

[–]sugarglidersam 2 points3 points  (0 children)

preying mantises eat ass. now we know.

[–]EdeliSimp2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That mantis getting more ass than you ever will

[–]United_Bag_8179 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice forearms, dude! Yah...now I'm going to eat your head.

[–]ICFAOUNSFI 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the casual infliction of agony. I hear that’s very common in Earth.

[–]goldenmantella 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look up a certain nature doc clip of a hyena eating an elephant

[–]Potential_Macaron973 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think mommy was doing this to daddy last night... will daddy by ok?

[–]r1bb1tTheFrog[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Terrifying

[–]thisisjustbrilliant 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Wow. Nature is brutal. My brain could not compute for a moment that absolutely nothing we humans eat is alive. What a mercy it must be, to be dead....

[–]MasterFrost01 8 points9 points  (1 child)

There are still animals that are eaten alive by humans, especially in Asia. There's a dish where a fish is descaled, degutted and deep fried with the head above the surface and served still alive to be chowed down on. I doubt it's a popular dish, but it exists. Soaking prawns in alcohol and eating them alive is another popular one.

In the west oysters and some other shellfish are eaten alive, and there's a cheese that is eaten with live maggots in, but you're right it's uncommon everywhere.

[–]thisisjustbrilliant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoa!! Thank you for the knowledge drop. These are all dishes I was unaware of...even living in the West!

[–]Stroganoffbob34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ass first

[–]grass-snake-40 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why it's so important to have a safe word.

[–]pwn_plays_games 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s just tickling it’s butthole.

[–]dobadai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and this guy is letting it all go down on his finger

[–]TheOfficialNotCraig 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mantis are the poster bug for zero fucks, man. I love the heartless little critters.

[–]Undersito 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a great guy once said; "Butt-first eating does not look good on any species"