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The Giant Gippsland earthworm averages 3 feet in length, but has been seen as long as 9 feet. It is native to the clay soil along streams in Victoria, Australia. The worms take 5 years to mature and live for about 10, surprisingly long for invertebrates. Unlike other types of worm, the Giant Gippsland rarely, if ever, comes to the surface, but its location can be detected by the audible gurgling that their bodies make as they slither through their labyrinthine burrows.
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haha...that's exactly what I was going to post. That wasn't true actually I was going to put
"The sleeper must awaken!!"
But yeah, no interest in fishing with or touching that thing at all....gross.
When I was young, I was tricked and got one of the smaller ones in my mouth and chewed on it.
A) It DOES NOT taste like chicken,
B) It's like fried brain, without the fried part. It tastes like chewing on your on tenderized snot.
C) Sorry for the mental image. You wanted your ignorance denied. It now is.
That is a scary worm... It must eat fishes...edit on 12-12-2013 by NowanKenubi because: (no reason given)
its location can be detected by the audible gurgling that their bodies make as they slither through their labyrinthine burrows