Somehow, though, one example had hitchhiked a ride into gurutek’s fish tank and then started munching the contents. But even though gurutek was aware of its presence, the Bobbit worm remained elusive. What’s more, it seemed entrenched in its new home, meaning that simply removing the intruder was not an option.
“I only ever saw it three times within the space of a year,” gurutek wrote. “It [hid] in the rocks, and only [came] out at night. [It was] impossible to catch without taking everything out the tank.” And that’s exactly what he did eventually.