The Amazon rain forest is full of enormous flora and fauna that are more than happy to kill you without blinking an eye. But compared to say, a giant centipede or a harpy eagle, the giant earthworm seems downright friendly. If the prospect of befriending a massive worm is your cup of tea, that is.
Phil Torres from The Jungle Diaries stumbled across one of these giant creatures while driving through the Amazon during a rainstorm. He estimated it weighed about half a kilo, and measured over a metre long. Good lord! Torres goes on to explain that this rare worm is hunted by an equally rare giant amphibian — and to make matters worse, giant worms are pretty damn slow. There’s a reason why many of the giant worm species in the world are now extinct.