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Can anyone help identify what I have seen in my garden border.   I thought I was looking at something a bird might have dropped (looked a little like entrails).  Tickness the size of a man's finger, bright pink about 4inchs long.   The thing that freaked me out was when I approach it it vanished below the soil with lightening speed  (Tremors came to mind).   Bit worried about what it might be.  Help


  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    Sounds like an Australian Flatworm.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550

    I'd agree. Not something to keep.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • You have worms in your garden,lucky you.If it was here we would call it a dew worm


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550

    Do dew worms have a cylindrical shape Bill? Or are they flattened like a leech? Our native worms are all round but some nasty flat woems have been brought into the country in recent years and they predate on our native ones.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,497

    Info about New Zealand and Australian flatworms and what to do if you find one in your garden.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Pansyface our dew worms are big fat 8 to 12 inches long and are great for fishing.

    Dovefromabove the best thing you can do with those flat worms is put them on a hook.

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