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Worm in Bathroom Might be a Terrestrial Flatworm

One of our readers discovered a brown worm in her bathroom. We think this creature might be a flatworm, which are not harmful towards humans. Continue reading [...]

Long Worm Might be Hammerhead Flatworm

One of our readers discovered a long, thin worm and asked us to identify it. We believe he has found a hammerhead flatworm. Continue reading [...]

Worms That Appear After Heavy Rains are Harmless

One of our readers discovered tons of brown worms around her home after heavy rains. We think these might be flatworms! Continue reading [...]

Long Worm in Bathroom Might be Flatworm

A reader found a long, brown worm in her bathroom. Unfortunately, we weren't much help, as we were unable to provide an identification or a reason for its presence. Continue reading [...]

Specimen on River Bank Could be Leech or Freshwater Flatworm

A reader sent us a picture of a worm-like organism he found on a river bank. We believe the specimen is either a leech or a flatworm! Continue reading [...]

Worms Found in Sarasota, Florida Might be Flatworms

One of our readers reached out to us from Sarasota, Florida. She found a few worm-like organisms on her porch. One creature was alive (featured in the first photo) and the other was curled up and dying (featured in the second photo.) She explained that the living organism was 3-4 inches long, with thin dark stripes on the top and a lighter belly. Here are the photographs she included:   She explained that the yard surrounding her porch is mostly mud. It is too wet for grass, but there are plenty of ferns, Mexican petunias, and Mexican Hydrangeas. After finding these worms she dove into internet research and at first thought these creatures could be flatworms. However, she doesn't think they are flat enough to be flatworms. She wants to know if they are poisonous, as her cats Continue reading [...]
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