A reader of ours recently sent us a video of what looks to be a worm of some sort. He gave us no information about where he found it, it was solely the video. We did our best to get a screen shot of the video so that our many readers can share their opinions as well. We have determined, however, that this is not a worm at all.
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This creature looks to be something aquatic. It propels itself in the water with a whip-like tail. Due to the lack of information, we have yet to determine its true identity. We can determine that it is not a worm though.
If our reader would have told us where he found this creature that would have helped us a little more. From our point of view, it is definitely not a worm and that would be out of our general area of knowledge. Although, with more information, we could have done more research on the aquatic creature.
One of the possibilities that we think it is could be a larval form of some sort of aquatic animal. This could possibly be a tadpole, which is a larval form of a frog. We are not sure of the type, but because of its size, it could be the beginning phase of an aquatic creature.
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In summary, we were sent a video of an aquatic or amphibious creature, such as a frog. It does have a whip-like tail that helps it to move in the water. One of our readers thinks that it is a type of worm, but with the little amount of information that we have, we are unable to make a positive identification. We have taken a screen shot of the video in order to get some opinions from our loyal readers.