Giant Gippsland Earthworm (Sedentary)
Yep, that is exactly what you think it is…  Megascolides australis.  
The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, in other words, native to Australia.  According to some accounts, when these worms dig through the soil or move quickly through their tunnels, the sound produced is akin to a toilet flushing.
Though the adult worms are avereaged at 2m long (almost 10ft), the body can expand and contract, showing records of more than 3m (almost 14ft) in length. Because of this variablity, body weight is used to determine size, making the average worm about 200g.  Like most earthworms, the setae are either nonexistant or extremely small, to make gliding through mud and dirt easier. It also ingests the surrounding dirt to dig out its burrows and to take in nutrients…
(read more: Segented Worms)  

Giant Gippsland Earthworm (Sedentary)

Yep, that is exactly what you think it is…  Megascolides australis.  

The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, in other words, native to Australia.  According to some accounts, when these worms dig through the soil or move quickly through their tunnels, the sound produced is akin to a toilet flushing.

Though the adult worms are avereaged at 2m long (almost 10ft), the body can expand and contract, showing records of more than 3m (almost 14ft) in length. Because of this variablity, body weight is used to determine size, making the average worm about 200g.  Like most earthworms, the setae are either nonexistant or extremely small, to make gliding through mud and dirt easier. It also ingests the surrounding dirt to dig out its burrows and to take in nutrients…

(read more: Segented Worms)  

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