Before approaching this shrimp, you’ll need a cocktail

March 30, 2015

 

Are you trembling with fear yet? REUTERS/POMONA COLLEGE/ROBERT GAINES/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Are you trembling with fear yet?   REUTERS/POMONA COLLEGE/ROBERT GAINES/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

He had four eyes, spiky claws and, scientists say, a very bad attitude.

Meet Yawunik, a 508 million-year-old creature that looked like a terrifying shrimp, according to experts. A newly-discovered fossil site in Canada is giving researchers better insight into this predatory creature, whose body was broken down into 17 parts and whose antennae were also made of large claws.

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