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Worms with Flat Bodies and Thicker Heads Found Daily are Hammerhead Worms

"I'm seeing these worms daily in my house," says this reader about the creatures with "flat" bodies of around 2-2.6-inches and "thicker head[s]". Our reader is growing uncomfortable as she fears the worms may enter her body and she asks for any suggestions we can provide as to how to prevent their entry into her home. Continue reading [...]

Shiny Slime Found by Dead Hammerhead Worms is Indeed a Secretion

"I found a dead, black hammerhead worm in a shiny, clear substance in my garage. Does this worm secrete this substance?" asks this reader in her query. The photo she sent us displays a long, thin worm lying in a pool of the aforementioned shiny substance. Continue reading [...]

Long Black Worm Found Wrapped Around the Leg of a Dog is a Hammerhead Flatworm

"My neighbor found this worm attached to her dog, wrapped around its leg," says this reader about the creature displayed below. The worm is very long, black in color (with a gray underside), and appears to be a flattened, rather than tubular, shape. Continue reading [...]

Two Hammerhead Flatworms Discovered on Patio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Two hammerhead worms were found on this reader's patio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee within the span of two years. The first one is very long and black in color, while the second one is shorter, with a beige-brown body. Continue reading [...]

Slimy, Brown Worm Found in Shower is a Hammerhead Flatworm

"Flatworm?" asks this reader, who found a peculiar critter in his shower. The critter in question appears to be black in color, with a gray/beige underside, and a thin, but long body that is able to curl up on itself. Continue reading [...]

The Hammerhead Flatworms of France and the Threat They Pose

France, like many other regions in the world, only recently discovered the presence of flatworms in their country. They, like most other countries, are concerned about the presence of this invasive species and what it means for the survival of their existing wildlife. Continue reading [...]
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