Talk about role-reversal!
Japanese Giant Water Bugs (Kirkaldyia deyrolli), an endangered Japanese insect, has been found to prey on small turtles and snakes! They can grow up to 15cm long and have a venomous bite. They have even been known to bite humans leaving a burning pain that lasts for hours.
They mostly live in rice fields and feed on small frogs and fish - but one night, researcher Dr Shin-ya Ohba recorded images of the bug feeding on a small pond turtle!
The insect used its front legs to hold on to the turtle while it inserted its snout inside the prey to feed. Ohba has also caught these ferocious bugs feeding on snakes as well.