The eggs started to boil and I took them off the flame to sit for 25 minutes. That, by the way, is the best way to make hardboiled eggs. Put 'em in cold water, bring that just to a boil, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for 25 minutes in the water. Then ice-water 'em and pop 'em in the fridge.
About fifteen minutes in I looked at the cooling pot and noticed this unfortunate:
Was he there all along? Don't know. Can't imagine he crawled into hot water on purpose.