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Ry
Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 4496
Posted:Went to Cedar Creek on the weekend and saw the most bizarre worm in the
water. Moved like a snake in water but looked like opaque fishing line..

Turned out it was a Horsehair or Gordian Worm, and apparently, they do this:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/horsehairworm.shtml
br>http://www.pimpmefamous.com/story.php?title=cricket-worm-1

Video on the second link is very very very very disturbing.


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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:cooooooooool biggrin

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:well it put ME off drinking from bird baths eek

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:The world of parasites is truly scary.

I will never eat raw fish or dangle my feel in African water after doing a parasitolgy course


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i thought there were parasites that crawl into microscopic orifices in the amazon river too smile
don't pee in the water, that's like a superhighway then


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:That was... interesting.

umm ubblol


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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