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Viral Video Of This 'Alien Creature' Captured On Video Is Seriously Creeping People Out

This video of a Hercules beetle pupa is seriously freaking people out. The incredible footage was shared by Ziya Tong, the host of a Canadian nature program, Daily Planet.

The largest of the rhinoceros' beetle and third largest of all beetles, the Hercules Beetle can grow to be up to 6.7 inches long.

It's powerful pincers can sometimes grow to be even longer than its body!

Experts say that the beetle spends up to 27 days incubating in it's cocoon. After that, there are three periods of molting, where it sheds its casing.

Although they don't live long (about two years), they certainly make the most of what little time they've got.

The males of these powerful beetles fight to the death for their mates. Using their deadly pincers, they try to grab onto each other. Once in their enemy's grasp, the loser is flown up high into the air and released - they plummet to the ground and typically die from a broken back.

Within 24 hours of being posted on Twitter, it's been re-tweeted over 3,000 times. See for yourself below!

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