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.
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.
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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Raising awareness about Giant Gippsland Earthworms
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