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What IS it? Terrified woman posts a video of mystery rat-worm creature she found crawling around her home

Bex Deen shared a video to social media asking her friends to help her identify a bug on her porch in Southampton

  • A woman has shared a video to social media of a 'rat-worm' at her home 
  • She hoped that one of her friends on social media would know what the bug was
  • People quickly commented it that it could have been a 'rat-tailed maggot'

Sometimes they say the animal is more scared of you than you are of it. And sometimes the wildlife is so disgusting you know you are more scared of it. 

But when this - a five-inch long specimen that looks like a sausage with a thin tail -  was found slithering around the corners of a Bex Deen's home in Southampton, she had no idea what to do.

It turns out that the creature is most likely a larger than normal rat-tailed maggot, which will eventually turn into a drone fly after beginning life as an egg.

WHAT IS THAT? Bizarre slithering creature appears on porch

It crawled like a worm but is much larger. It has a long, thin tail but no face or legs.  

The stunned woman who filmed it also asked friends to help identify it.

One answered the call: 'That thing is absolutely gross! I've never seen something so disgusting! OMG get rid of that please.'

One friend said that while the video creeped them out they could not look away from the creature.

A few thought it was an alien and a couple of friends suggested it was a rat-tailed maggot.

A rat-tailed maggot can sometimes be less than an inch long while the tail can be as long as six inches in length when fully extended.

The rat-tailed maggot is the immature stage of a drone fly that resembles a honey bee.

Bex Deen shared a video to social media asking her friends to help her identify a bug on her porch in Southampton

Bex Deen shared a video to social media asking her friends to help her identify a bug on her porch in Southampton

Many quickly responded suggesting that it could possibly be a 'rat-tailed maggot'. The woman expressed concern as to where it had escaped to

Many quickly responded suggesting that it could possibly be a 'rat-tailed maggot'. The woman expressed concern as to where it had escaped to

The rat-tailed maggot is the immature stage of a drone fly (pictured), which looks like a honey bee

The rat-tailed maggot is the immature stage of a drone fly (pictured), which looks like a honey bee

The tail is used as a breathing tube when the maggot is submerged underwater as it does not have gills. 

Rat-tailed maggots are typically found in stagnant water such as lagoons and manure pits.

The insects become a nuisance when they crawl away from their breeding site to find a dry place.

This is when then begin to transform into the adult stage.  

Ms Deen commented that she was just concerned about where it had escaped to.

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Comment by Me me on July 31, 2018 at 9:30am
It appears to me to be a deformed mouse. It eats and breathes with a mouth, but has no legs or face. Meaning the mouse is blind, and deaf. And it can only inch around and feel it's way around, thus the mouse staying close to the wall. What is so gross about this is that poor handicapped mouse inching around in that dirt.
Comment by Ramona Kearns on July 29, 2018 at 5:07pm
I agree she needs to clean her house from top to bottom!
Comment by Ms. Jayy on July 28, 2018 at 12:25pm
Lmao yes Ab Gai, I thought the exact same thing.
Comment by Ab Gai on July 27, 2018 at 8:23pm

First of all she needs clean her damn house with some bleach too. Then we could have a conversation after a few days. 

Comment by El-Bull on July 27, 2018 at 7:50pm

IT'S A MOLE

Comment by ITAL DIAGNE on July 27, 2018 at 6:02pm

i think thats what loraina bobbit cut off and it lives

Comment by CARIBBEAN QUEEN on July 27, 2018 at 3:30pm

A worm with a tail

Comment by thatbronxguhrl on July 27, 2018 at 3:28pm

burn the whole house down!

Comment by Melly Mel on July 27, 2018 at 3:07pm

Looks like a corndog with a tail.

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