While yes, they're terrifying to behold, they're just little stingless bees.
That’s right! They’re little bees, and they don’t even have stingers.
We can all breathe a sigh of relief (and just hope the image doesn’t haunt us in our dreams).
Of course, these Imgur users and their suggestions are a tad more entertaining than just the fact that it's a bunch of stingless bees.
One person wrote, “Read ‘The Mountain of Madness’ by H. P. Lovecraft and get back to us…”
Another joked, “Even the water tries to kill you in Australia.”
Perhaps the best response was from the person who suggested it was something from "Stranger Things".
Now that would’ve been cool. Terrifying, but pretty dang cool.
The most thought-out response has to be the person who posted, “It’s an Alien parasite. Torch it quick and move on quietly knowing you saved the human race from near destruction.”
Tetragonula carbonaria is a stingless bee, commonly called the "sugarbag bee."
They’re known for being tiny little things with a developed social structure that is comparable to honey bees.
They’re endemic to the northeast coast of Australia, which makes sense as to why someone would find them in Brisbane.
Either way, we're relieved to know that Robbie1249 and his family are going to be just fine.
Even though we seriously never want to see that image again. But if we do, we’re going full Ripley from Alien on them.