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Warning: Big Foreign Worms Invading Britain

by | 18th, January 2016

worms as big as snakes

 

Big news in the Daily Star: “Worms as big as snakes are invading Britain.”

Is that big? The world’s smallest snake – named Leptotyphlops carlae – is 10cm (4 inches) long and “as thin as a spaghetti noodle”.  There are 3,100 known snake species. The world’s longest snake is a reticulated python – 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long.

Bow big is this invading worm? “More than 2ft long,” we learn.

“Experts warn the beasts, which are already the size of a newly-hatched adder, could grow ‘bigger and bigger”.

An adder is poisonous. A long worm is not. And these long worms – “slithery predators” – have been found only on the “remote Isle of Rum, off Scotland”.

 

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Jeff Farrell’s story make no mention of how these worms have launched an invasion. The Star once supported the EDL. The fear is that self-styled British patriots are right now hunting down Lumbricus terrestris for slaughter and deportation.  But the worm is also known as the “common earthworm”, a creature native to the British Isles. Although fears they they have radicalised in Scotland are hard to disprove.

 

 



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