Thursday, September 28, 2006

Strange Prehistoric Creature in My Bathtub

(Also could be filed in bizzare things you see when traveling... San Diego edition)

Please alert the proper scientific community members.

Just went into the bathroom to take a shower and, in the bathtub, there was what may be called an insect in some circles, as it had a segmented body; however it had a tadpole-like tail (flagella?). It also had what looked to be cilia or a centipede-like legs up the sides of its body. At first, I thought it was just a speck of dirt on the side of the tub, but when I turned on the water, it started to swim around. Then I flung tissues at it and scooped it up for a closer look. It was unlike anything I've seen before (save for the prehistoric exhibits at the Smithsonian--could it have been it a live trilobite?). What I saw drew an exclamation of horror, because this thing was moving and squirming around.

That's when I shrieked and dropped the tissues into the toilet. The preservation process halted, thusly, as the offending creature was flushed. The scientific community may want to scour the San Diegoan sewer system for signs of this strange lifeform.


At 6:50 PM, Blogger Kathryn Is So Over said...

Sounds like a millipede. They are fast and NASTY - like an alien bug on 1,000 tiny, hairy legs.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Bailey, yo said...

My vote is still "overgrown sea monkey." Like Britney said: people get those baby alligators and keep them as pets until they outgrow the bathtub, and then they get released into the sewers. You just happened to get a mutant brine shrimp
up your drain instead of an alligator.


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