WATCH: Praying mantis eats a murder hornet’s face, becomes Twitter’s new hero
By: Nicole Lyn Pesce
Related Seed: Asian Giant Hornet Invasion Becomes Latest 2020 Concern.
Turns out, the Praying Mantis can prey on murder hornets. imv/iStock
Say your prayers, murder hornets.
As if the coronavirus pandemic weren’t enough to give people nightmares this year, headlines about giant Asian “murder hornets” landing in the U.S. for the first time have had some people musing that the end is nigh.
The flying, meat-eating insects that grow more than 2 inches long can kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, and are known to decimate bee hives.
But all hope is not yet lost: tales of plucky bugs fighting back have been gaining a lot of buzz on social media.
A pretty gory video of a praying mantis grabbing a murder hornet from behind, and then chewing its face off and eating its brain, has gone viral across Twitter , Facebook, and reddit, leading “praying mantis” to trend on Twitter on Thursday
Watch it here, but be warned that it’s pretty graphic.
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