Freaky green worm causes a stir in Taiwan

A Terrestrial ribbon worm.

A Terrestrial ribbon worm. Image by gbohne / CC BY-SA 2.0

A bizarre green worm got its 15 minutes of fame in Taiwan after a fisherman captured it on video. The bright green ribbon worm was seen slithering along a concrete pathway and extending its unsightly pink ‘proboscis’ – a long tongue-like appendage used to stun its prey. There are more than 1100 species of ribbon worms on earth, most of which are marine creatures, but some can also survive on dry land. Read more:

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