Predator Cricket: Watch out below

A bizarre new cricket species has been discovered by scientists in Venezuala who are working with a BBC film crew in a cave. The cricket swims rather than jumps and is predatory, with a taste for flesh.

” At one point the cricket nearly ripped off a chunk of its handler’s thumb. Assuming there aren’t any larger, scarier carnivores still undiscovered, lurking elsewhere in the shadows of the cave, it is believed that this cricket is the apex predator in its environment,” reports a story from the Mother Nature Network today.

Read more: Flesh eating cricket.

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