Our eyes are really important.
They help us see, take in important information, and it makes interacting with others much easier.
Every so often we may find a stray eyelash or a bit of dirt in our eyes. It’s perfectly normal to find these things!
But the last thing anyone would expect to find is worms.
Before I continue, I’d like to warn those who are a bit squeamish that this may get a little graphic and gross.
If you’re uncomfortable with either of these things, then I strongly advise you don’t continue reading.
Abby Beckley is a very adventurous person, she rides horses in Oregon and fishes in Alaska.
But one day the 28-year-old woman thought she had a stray eyelash under her eyelid.
But instead of finding a stray worm, she found a parasitic worm, which is usually found in cattle and dogs.
While she was on a fishing boat in Alaska, Abby thought she had a stray lash in her eye. An annoying feeling most people are familiar with.
But it wasn’t until she dug into her eye that she realized what it wasn’t an eyelash!
“I just pulled my hand back and stared at it in shock and was like, ‘oh my god, that’s a worm!’”
Five days later, when she arrived on shore she dug out a wriggling worm.
Gross! Thankfully for Abby, she isn’t a squeamish person.
“[I was concerned] that it would affect my vision, paralyze my face, or get into my brain somehow,” she said. She was sure someone else had experienced a similar intruder and quickly turned to the Internet.
“No one had. That scared me.”