Video: Giant Water Bug Drowns Snake

   02.19.15

Giant water bugs may seem like a peaceful insects content to spend their days swimming lazily across ponds, but in truth they are vicious predators. They impale prey using a “rostrum” (a piercing mouth part) and then inject them with venomous saliva. That saliva then partially dissolves a victim’s insides and the bug is able to suck up the liquefied remains.

Cool, right? We’re betting that you’re going to be giving water bugs a wide berth from now on, and if that doesn’t convince you, giant water bugs are also reported to have one of the most painful bites of any insect. Watch one wrestle this garter snake into submission below.

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