Thanks to BJR who just had to bring this one up tonight.
Here we've covered a lot of unusual creatures and entities here at On The Other Side Of The Eye.
But until now, we haven't touched the Mongolian Death Worm who surely deserves a note or two for its persistence in cryptozoological literature lately.
If you can catch one without getting yourself killed, please feel free to share your findings with the rest of us.
In short, It's a fat, bright red 'worm', two to four feet long (about 0.6 to 1.2 meters).
The local name is allghoi khorkhoi (хорхой). The charming translation is "blood-filled intestine worm," because it is reported to look like the intestine of a cow.
The locals attribute a number of disturbing powers to the beastie, most notoriously: The ability to spew forth a lethal yellow poison that kills on contact, and it is able to kill a person from afar with an electric discharge.
Great. Just great.
However, there are no known reliable sightings. But the locals insist it's real.
Some believe the worm is actually a reptile or legless lizard because of the dry climate in which it lives. The colour yellow is said to attract the worm. Fortunately, this is not one of my preferred colors to wear.
The nature of the Mongolian Death Worm has led to many speculations about its possible true identity, obviously. On the other hand, just to demonstrate that nature creates some pretty unusual things out there, say hello to the carnivorous Giant Australian Beach Worm: