Giant water bug attacks and kills a snake
I’m not a fan of waterbugs or snakes and had a tough time even uploading the pictures for this post but I gotta keep you entertained. This water bug decided he wanted a serious feast and took on a snake. The 3cm giant water bug (Belostomatid, probably genus Lethocerus) stabbed its mouthpart into a 10cm garter snake (genus Thamnophis) , apparently startled into jumping incautiously into a rock pool, then hung on for dear life – and was rewarded with a real feast. Sounds like a horror show to me but check out the footage below. It starts off blurry but then clears up.