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Friday, June 25, 2010


The other day we posted this story about giant earthworms, and Richard F. (who originally sourced the website) pointed out that we hadn't included this link to the pages about the deahworm including "loads of photos of giant earthworms that they are trying to pass off as deathworms!"

Never mind - it gives me an excuse to post another giant earthworm picture. Wayhay!

1 comment:

Lars Thomas said...

I have taken a look om the giant earthworm pictures, and just for the record, they are not from Australia. Despite of what is on record, the Australian species is very thin, although extremely long. Having seen one in 1986 on my first trip to Australia I can vouch for the fact, that they look like like common earthworms, just extremely long. The ones on these pictures are probably the Brazilian/SOuth American giant earthworms. They are on the short side, but very fat. The girl in one of the pictures also looks rather brazilian. But, what is rather more interesting is the fact that the brazilian species regularly climbs to the surface and frolicks about.

Lars Thomas