Thursday, December 08, 2005

Worming out of a problem in Australia

"On A patch of dairy country near Korumburra, a delicate and unprecedented operation has been taking place.

A group of threatened giant Gippsland earthworms, living in the path of a planned road, is being moved.

It is the first time scientists have tried to move an entire colony of the creatures, which can grow up to 1.5 metres long.

On the last day of the operation yesterday, the team declared their mission a success, having moved more than 600. However, there was a 20 per cent mortality rate."

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, is there NOT a fisherman out there who did NOT wonder "How do I get ahold of one-a those"????
    Can you imagine stepping on of those Barefoot??