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Is Dead ‘Worm’ in Man’s Home a Slug or Leech?

A reader wonders if the creature in this photograph is a dead slug. From the photo we can tell that the creature has black coloration, a smooth exterior, a shape that is bulbous at the head but thins out towards the tail, and is small compared to the $10 bill our reader exhibited for size comparison. Continue reading [...]

Black-striped Worm is a Pheretima Earthworm

This frighteningly long worm was found by this woman who wonders if we could help identify it. The worm in question appears to be wrapped around some sort of concrete post, and sports a glossy, black body with darker stripes at regular intervals, with a reddish head at the end visible in the photograph. Continue reading [...]

Woman Potentially Finds Young Leeches in Bed Sheets

Glossy, black worms were found by this reader in her bed sheets. Having recently moved to Florida, our reader wonders if this is something her dog or her landlord's cats is bringing in to her home, and hopes that we can tell her what these creatures might be. Continue reading [...]

Tiny, Tan Worms in Arizona Home are Sewage Worms

Tiny worms are being consistently found by this reader in his Arizona home. The worms in question appear to be tan in color, and are 1-inch in length, according to our reader. Continue reading [...]

Red-Striped Worm in Toilet is a Tubifex Worm

A long red-striped worm was found by this concerned reader in the South East of the UK. She discovered the worm after she and her children came back from a holiday and used the toilet; she is worried that it may have come from one of them. Continue reading [...]

Red, String-Like Worm in Bathroom Sink is a Tubificid Worm (Tubifex Tubifex)

A "red, string-like" worm was found in the bathroom sink of this woman in East Texas. According to our "horrified" reader, the worm was "wiggling out of the overflow", and she has never seen anything like it before. Continue reading [...]
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