Hammerhead giant worms found to be invading French soil

A scientific study has identified the hitherto ignored and growing presence in France of several species of a giant 'hammerhead' flatworm normally native to Asia, which can typically measure almost 50 centimetres and which preys on smaller earthworms and slugs.

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When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded, reports The Washington Post.