Clam opens up; humongous ‘tongue’-looking appendage licks salt off kitchen table in stomach-turning moment

Clam opens up; humongous ‘tongue’-looking appendage licks salt off kitchen table in stomach-turning moment

clmLooking more like an alien spaceship with a slimy probe, a clam opens up and extends a tentacle as long as its shell across a kitchen table littered with salt. If the residents didn’t realize it was alive, this must have shocked them. 

The Mail Online reports,

Though it looks like a long white tongue the appendage is actually the clam’s ‘foot,’ which is useful for checking the landscape, movement, and even burrowing.

In a review of the video for i09, Scripps Institution of Oceanography biologist Miriam Goldstein said the clam seems to be trying to understand its environment.

‘It’s probably trying to find a place to dig,’ he says. ‘I doubt the salt has anything to do with it.’

Clams actually eat by filtering dissolved and suspend food particles through gills.

Watch the video below for the whole creepy scene:
Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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