Published in The Independent by Kiran Moodley
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In an occurrence similar to trees cocooned in spider webs in post-flooding Pakistan, or the dreaded happening of “spider rain”, mysterious balls of hundreds of earthworms have appeared at Texan park.
Following record rainfall in May and damaging floods that left hundreds homeless, staff at Texas’ Eisenhower State Park noticed the bizarre phenomenon of clumps of worms lined up along the centre of a road running through the park.
Over 30 piles of the worms were left scattered on the tarmac, leaving staff puzzled as to worms’ behavior, as well as why the balls were mainly located in the middle of the road and not elsewhere.