Boy finds giant earthworm in his backyard: “At least a meter long”

Boy finds giant earthworm in his backyard: “At least a meter long”
Boy finds giant earthworm in his backyard: “At least a meter long”

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What a find. A nine-year-old boy from New Zealand has found a giant earthworm in his garden. The animal is more than a meter long.

Barnaby Domigan (9) was playing in the garden of his family’s home in Burnside, Christchurch, after school last week when he made the incredible find. His father Chris immediately took a photo, which mom Jo shared on Facebook. Hundreds of people expressed their surprise at the post, the post went viral and was picked up by numerous international news sites.

“I picked up that worm with a stick and thought: wow what a great discovery”, says Barnaby in stuff. “It was huge and wonderful, but also a little dirty.” His mom says her son was surprised he found something like this.

Barnaby has named the “slimy” worm Dead Fred. “I tried to convince my father to keep it in a plastic bag, but he didn’t like it,” the boy says. “I think adults don’t like having giant worms in the house. If I were an adult, I probably would too.”

The article is in Dutch

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