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Long, Black Worm in Pool is a Brahminy Blind Snake

“This was found in a pool in Boca Raton, Florida”, writes this reader about the long, black, worm-like creature pictured below. “What is it?” At first glance, given the length and color of the worm, we thought it might be a New Guinea flatworm: an invasive species of flatworm that was discovered in the United States not so long ago, in 2012. However, upon looking at the creature’s not-so-flat shape, and the way in which its body twists in a manner unlike that of a flatworm, we have concluded that this is not a worm at all, but a snake.

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Black Worm with Pinkish Underside Found on Bathroom Floor May be a Flatworm, Earthworm or Brahminy Blind Snake

“What kind of worm did I find on my bathroom floor?” asks this reader about the black worm with the gray-pink underside in the photo below. She says that she is “super freaked out”, so we will do our best to put our reader’s mind at ease.

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The Snake that Looks Like a Worm

The brahminy blind snake is a snake so tiny that many mistake it for a worm. This article will take a quick look at this friendly little fellow and outline its physical and biological characteristics.

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Glossy Worm Found in Bathroom is Actually a Brahminy Blind Snake

A long, glossy worm was found by this reader’s five-year old daughter in their restroom. Our reader wonders if we can tell them what type of worm it is that their daughter found.

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Little Black Worms Annoy Reader in Florida

A reader reached out to us about little black worm-like organisms that have suddenly appeared in her apartment. We think these creatures might be New Guinea flatworms or brahminy blind snakes, although they could be something else.