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My nightmares, meet the earthworm herd. Earthworm herd, meet my nightmares.

The squirming, pink-pasta lumps of horror you see above are called earthworm herds. You know, like a herd of cattle, except that cattle don't intermingle all of their limbs into a terrifying, eyeless pile that looks like a zombie brain crawling towards a human host. After recent flooding, some rangers at Eisenhower State Park in Texas found the earthworm herds you see above, in all of their Cronenbergian glory. I hope that these park rangers are being provided with therapy.

Earthworm herds often occur when the worms are in danger. According to ABC News, there are two theories as to why the worms decided to bring their new vision of hell to our human roads this time:

Sources: h/t Mashable | ABC News | Texas Parks and Wildlife