Oregon Considered

11/28/2007 - The Hunt For The Elusive Giant Palouse Earthworm

November 28, 2007

1128_worm.jpgIt’s three feet long, it smells like a lily and it can spit at attackers. But so far the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service doesn't want to pay to study the giant Palouse earthworm.

Environmental groups plan to sue to make that happen and to protect the worm under the Endangered Species Act. But studying the worms is a difficult task. In the last 100 years scientists have only found them three times.

Richland correspondent Anna King recently followed a University of Idaho researcher on a quest for the elusive ground-dweller.

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