It is incredibly exciting and impressive that our reader was able to find these giant earthworms! Driloleirus earthworms belong to the Megascolecidae family and are found in Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia, and North America. These giant earthworms are extremely uncommon and rare to find. In fact, there have been documented sightings in only fifteen locations in Oregon. These earthworms can grow to be up to be more than three feet long. As our reader mentioned, the longest one he found was about 20 inches:
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Driloleirus earthworms are native to Oregon. They have a narrow habitat range since they favor fine textured soils that are rich in clay. They are associated with deep soils in forests with high humidity full of fir trees, maples, and oaks. They can also tolerate some soils of coniferous forests.
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To wrap up, one of our readers wrote to inform us that he found some rare giant earthworms in Oregon. This is an incredible feat and we are very happy that our reader has shared this worm experience with us! Congratulations to James on his discovery!