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Date: 03/26/13 05:41 PM

10 Responses to Hammerhead Worm Annihilates Earth Worm

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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
    2720 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    Link: Hammerhead Worm Annihilates Earth Worm - Asian flatworm invades North America, may decimate earthworm population. It`s been nice gnawing you!
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2530 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    "To feed on its prey, a flatworm extends its pharynx out from its mouth on the mid-ventral portion of its body and secretes enzymes that begin digestion of the earthworm external to the flatworm. The liquefied earthworm tissues are sucked into the branching gut of the flatworm by ciliary action" (Wikipedia Bipalium article)...Okay, just wanted to be sure that this was what I was actually seeing. Nasty.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    the stuff that nightmares are made of...
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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
    236 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Scary. Valdosta GA, where that was filmed, is literally right down the road from me...
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    Man, you poor southern States have to be the most invaded-by-foreign-species place in the entire world. How much kudzu did you have to dig away to find this little monster?
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 5:44 am
    Can you use it for fishing bait?
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    976 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 5:48 am
    Only you overlooked one thing. Compassion of humanity. I try not to step on earth worms when they come out of the ground for rain.

    These mofo`s? Better hope they can breath in water, because I`m stepping on every one I see.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 7:25 am
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3746 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    what the actual drat?
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    March 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    I have to admit...that was hard to watch...

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