Freak Animal: Giant Earthworm Discovered In Ecuador’s Rainforest

When you search a bit, you can discover really freaky things out there! OMG!

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A giant and frightening earthworm has been found and photographed at the foothills of Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador.

This freak creature measures about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in length and weighs more than 500 grams. A monster worm!

There are things that are almost unbelievable even if you have the proof under your eyes. For me, it was the case when I saw this weird giant worm discovered and photographed in the foothills of the Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador.

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This giant earthworm was found in the wet soil of Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador. Photo of the posterior of the freaky worm by hoppy4840

This image was uploaded on the Project Noah homepage, a place to share your wildlife photography to explore and document local wildlife and help scientists and conservationists in their daily work.

According to specialists, this may be a specimen of a giant Martiodrilus Crassus, meaning worm which feeds on dogs and small children in Latin.

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This giant worm found in Ecuador is about 5 feet long and weighs more than 500 gr. The posterior of this amazing and frightening specimen photographed by hoppy4840

This freaky large-bodied earthworm was chosen by Project Noah as its Spotting of the Week!

But this is not the largest earthworm ever found on earth. In the clay soil of Victoria in Australia, the Giant Gippsland earthworm can measure up to a freaky 9 feet.

Just imagine the fish you could catch with a worm that is five feet long.

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