A strange viral video of a clam at the beach won our hearts — only to betray us at the end

I am spoiling the ending of this clam video for you because it is just the worst.
Source: Weather Channel Facebook
I am spoiling the ending of this clam video for you because it is just the worst.
Source: Weather Channel Facebook

Clams. You've probably eaten them baked, finished with oregano and grated parmesan cheese. If you're a little braver than that, you've eaten them raw, on the half-shell. And if you have absolutely no sense of right and wrong, you've had them in Manhattan Clam Chowder.

But there's one way you likely haven't experienced a clam: completely alive, hanging out at an Oregon beach in April.

As of Thursday afternoon, the above clam video — posted to Facebook by The Weather Channel — had amassed over 4 million views, and it's not difficult to understand why, once you've seen it. 

The Weather Channel's 37-second masterpiece opens on a clam writhing on a beach in North Oregon.

If you've ever seen a clam like this before, you're lying!
Source: The Weather Channel

Next, it begins its effort to furiously burrow its way into the sand. 

It's impossible to look away as the clam slowly but surely attempts to bury its entire clam body into the sand. And just when it's finally accomplished its Herculean task and you're ready to breathe a sigh of relief... then comes the shocking ending.

The Weather Channel's commenters were shook.

Shook as well.
Source: The Weather Channel

As of Thursday afternoon, Nature remains at large. She is considered by police to be armed and disgusting.

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Anthony Smith is Senior Staff Writer for Mic covering... whatever this world is becoming. He was previously Director of Social Media and Analytics and Digital Strategist for Newsweek and the International Business Times. He attended Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn.

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