Halmahera: animals and movies

Sometimes, in a movie, you see all kind of animals which are presented as monsters and dangerous (because they look like monsters). During my trip in Halmahera, I encountered 2 of these monsters.

The bobbit worm (during a night dive): it really looks like a monster. And when it attacks a fish, it’s very fast and it jumps out of the sand with a speed you can’t even follow it.
The bobbit worm has been used in the Star Wars movies. Worm coming out of the ground is based on this bobbit worm.


The whip spider is a primitive animal belonging to the spider family, but not really a spider. It looks a monster. We found it when caving in Sagea cave. They are in the part where no natural light enters the cave. They have big jaws which they use to attack their food and also protect their territory. The whip spider plays a role in the Harry Potter movie : HP and the goblet of fire!



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