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We’ve got some shocking footage slithering your way. Australia, the home of many unique creatures, has produced perhaps its most outrageous offering. These soil-loving beasts are scientifically known as The Giant Gippsland Earthworms. They can grow up to nine feet long and you won’t even see them coming (we mean crawling). Why? Read on to find out.

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Image: TwentyTwoWords

Can You Believe These Are Real?

No, it’s not a still from some forgotten schlock creature feature from the ‘80s. It’s a real photo of the giant earthworm caught on camera in Victoria, Australia, and it can potentially make a lot of people demand refunds for their plane tickets to the land Down Under. We’re here to show and tell everything we learned about these unbelievable creatures.

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Image: Phombo

Welcome to Australia

Australia is famous for all sorts of unique animals, from selfie-loving quokkas to dangerous snakes to clichéd kangaroos (sorry, kangaroos). But there’s always something new, exciting and potentially terrifying that can surface from the Australian ground… sometimes quite literally.

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Image: VisitMelbourne.com
Image: VisitMelbourne.com

Let’s Travel to Gippsland

Gippsland is an economic rural region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of the state. The region has pretty humid weather and floods are common here. You know what comes with the rain? That’s right, earthworms.

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