...that time I held a rare creature hardly anyone has ever seen

It hasn't even been properly identified yet! Researchers believe it is Martiodrilus crassus, which is Latin for "worm which feeds on dogs and small children." It didn't seem like it wanted to eat me, though.

We found him under the mud in the tropics of Ecuador while I was on a volunteer project there. They rarely come to the surface and scientists don't know much about them yet. Pretty cool!


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