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The Tale of Two Bobbitts - and both Worms!

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Keep away from Bobbit Worms, they are venomous and can hurt you.

Bobbit Worm about to attack Eel.

Bobbit Worm about to attack Eel.

Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt a handsome couple in happier times.

Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt a handsome couple in happier times.

The woman sat in her kitchen, biting her nails, the tears from her fear and fury drying on her cheeks.
Despite all the promises and apologies, her husband had done it again, come in drunk and violent, raped her and collapsed into his bed where his drunken snores assaulted her screaming senses.
"Not this time, not again" she whispered. Years of abuse and sexual violence, a dozen incidents of infidelity, even insisting that she abort their baby. Crossing to the kitchen sink she picked out a carving knife from the wooden nest of knives.
She crept silently into the bedroom; pulled back the sheets from over her sleeping and foul smelling husband.
With a bitter snarl deforming her mouth, she picked up his now limp penis...this sad lump of flesh that was never completely hers that he had savagely plunged into her once more that very night, despite her cries for him to stop, until he reached his climax. Then, without a word to his battered and bruised wife, he had rolled over and gone to sleep as he had done so many times.
"It's way past time he paid for all he has done to me," she thought and without further hesitation, she drew the razor- sharp 8-inch blade across the organ, severing it from his body.
In panic, accompanied by his agonized screams, she tore her eyes from the spouting blood, ran from the door and into her car, wheels spinning and tearing away, throwing the bloody piece of gristle into a field some distance from her house.
Some time later reality returned, "God, what have I done," she cried, and made a phone call to the police confessing her guilt and directing them to where she had thrown the bloody item...
Readers will remember this as the John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt scandal. The subsequent court hearings and the results which set Mrs Bobbitt free, after the judge concluded she was temporarily insane at the time.
They divorced, naturally; Wayne Bobbitt was incredibly lucky, the penis was found after a lengthy search and reattached! Bobbitt actually became a porn star for a while, the weird and wacky drawn to his scarred and twisted member (on the large size, reportedly)
Our story now takes leave of the human Bobbitts.
Searching for a name for a recently discovered, terrifying predator of the warm Pacific waters, the scientists must have found it hilarious to compare the creature to Lorena Bobbitt and her carving knife; and so it became "The Bobbit Worm
The Bobbit (just one 'T' the only difference), scientific name, "Eunice Aphroditois," is an ambush predator, and how! Growing up to three meters in length, 90% of the creature buried in the sea floor, it is a worm by name only, and snake would be more descriptive, with the Moray Eel also fitting the bill.
The Bobbit has the most extraordinary biting ability. Like scissors, it's knife-like jaws are held 180 degrees apart, concealed with a thin covering of sand.
As a prey fish is detected by its five sensitive antennae as being within strike range; the brute rears out of its hole, it's rat-trap jaws slamming shut, often slicing the poor victim in half before being dragged under the sand and consumed.
The Bobbit can even take on fish far larger, such as the Lion Fish, itself a gluttonous reef predator; it possesses venom, along with its impressive jaws, which soon overcome any visitor straying too near the Worm's antennae.
So alarmed are the smaller fish near a Bobbit, they are known to mob it, just like sparrows ganging up on a hawk; blowing sand away from the Bobbit's lair so its unsavoury presence is clear to one and all its potential victims
These creatures, suitable participants of a horror movie, are sometimes found in aquariums round the world.
One, "Barry," was found in an aquarium in the UK after the keepers were puzzled as to why their fish stocks were disappearing or found floating in pieces.

Wayne Bobbitt was not without a sense of humor. He began a band called, "The severed part." It failed soon.
Wayne's last slice of luck we hear about was all bad. He was seriously injured when he broke his neck in an auto crash in 2014.

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