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What is this White Worm-like Creature Found in the Garden?

One of our readers contacted us about a white worm-like creature that they found in their garden. She and her husband were planting their annuals and found an 8 to 9 inch white worm-like creature. She is not sure if it had eyes or a mouth, but she said it was about the same diameter as a yellow pencil. They were unsure if this is a worm or a snake, but she said when her husband picked it up, it wriggled quite a lot. They saw it burrow into the dirt as well. Because we do not have very much information about this creature, we are unable to make a solid identification of this worm-like creature.

Normally, worms that burrow into the dirt are earthworms. Earthworms can get pretty large; in fact some of the largest ones found in China were 50 centimeters in length. However, our reader said that the worm-like creature is white. Generally earthworms are brown and red in color, so this would nullify this possibility.

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We did some research on snakes that burrow as well, but we could not find a white snake that does. With the little information that we have, it is nearly impossible for us to make a solid identification.

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  1. Tom in Florida

    I found one also. I believe it is a Florida Worm Lizard. Check out this site: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/florida-amphibians-reptiles/worm-lizards/

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