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Invertebrate: Earthworm, Giant South African

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Re: Earthworm, Giant South African

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:57 am

Microchaetus rappi
Worm Digest wrote:The South African Giant Earthworm grows to be up to 6.7 meters and is the largest earthworm known. The record-setting specimen was found beside a road in William's Town, South Africa, in 1967. The worms normally grow to only about six feet.


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Worm or Snake?

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Wierd creature seen in MZNP.

There were three of them down the road. Snake size.
The body was contracting / expanding towards the tail and there was other such movement in the middel....

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Re: Worm or Snake?

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:24 pm

wow wonderful RJ . Those are giant earthworms :clap: :clap:

The South African giant earthworm can grow up to 6 or 7 meters long - they are huge :big_eyes:
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Re: Worm or Snake?

Unread postby AjayB » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Thx for the pics Richard. Very lucky and amazing sighting. Would love to see one myself :thumbs_up:


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