Tue 3 Oct 2006
This graceful little planarian (flatworm) was gliding across some leaves at the side of the road in broad daylight. They usually prefer damp conditions and tend to be most active at night. Land planaria usually hunt earthworms and other small soil creatures and, despite their leech-like appearance, they are harmless to humans.
Land planaria factsheet: http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/eiis/pdfs/hs45.pdf (pdf file)