When it comes to creatures of the deep, it’s not uncommon for us to rightly fear big baddies like sharks, but eels can be just as terrifying. Take the freaky-looking wolf eel, for example. The wolf eel is a rather large animal that burrows into rock crevices of varying depths, and it’s known for its powerful bite.
This bite is used for eating shellfish like mussels and clams. While they’re rarely aggressive, they have been known to have a taste for human flesh if provoked. While the diver in the video below escapes without getting bitten, knowing the eel could’ve probably taken his arm off if it wanted to makes him teasing it all the more nerve-wracking.
My two worst fears: deep water and terrifying predators.
According to the video description on YouTube, this particular diver has actually been nursing this wolf eel back to health for over a year. That might explain the pair’s curious relationship. For some reason, that doesn’t make it seem any less freaky to me.
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