Western scientists first referred to the Mongolian Death Worm in 1926, although the information had come from locals, not direct observation.
Reported to be between two and five feet long, the deep-red coloured worm is said to resemble the intestines of a cow and sprays a yellow acidic saliva substance at its victims, who if they’re unlucky enough to be within touching distance also receive an electric shock powerful enough to kill a camel… or them.
In 2005, a group of scientists spent a month searching for the worm, but all they got were more stories from people who swear the worm exists.
Lead researcher, Richard Freeman, said: “Every eyewitness account and story we have heard describes exactly the same thing: a red-brown worm-like snake, approximately two feet long and two inches thick with no discernable head or back (tail).”
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