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Nearly Invisible, Slimy Worm Found in Kiddie Pool is a Mystery

“I found this clear worm-like thing in the kiddie pool”, states this reader about the near transparent creature pictured below. “The water came from an outdoor tap and had been sitting outside for two days. I scooped it out with a colander and, when not submerged, it looks slimy and jelly like. It measures around 3/4 inch. I live in Eugene, Oregon.” First of all, we want to note that we have never seen anything truly like this worm: if it were not for the black rings of bristle-like objects protruding from its body, the worm would be almost invisible to the naked eye.