I have just read the post by Monroe Pastermack with the subject Nematomorpha .
I went to the sites that the post recommended. Both of you are correct. It is commonly
known as a "horsehair" worm.Thanks for the information. I am glad to know that it is
not dangerous to humans and fish.
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>>In article <uPYhfo5D$GA.316 at cpmsnbbsa03>, tryggvi at email.msn.com says...
>>>> When I was a kid living in Indiana, I would play in the nearby creek
>>if there weren't any dinosaurs to hunt . One day I caught something like
>>what you are describing and showed it to my Grandfather who told me that
>>horsehairs left in the water came to life and wiggled like the creature I
>>had found. I believed that for more years than I care to remember. They were
>>fairly common in ponds and sluggish streams--even if there were no horses
>>>> I never had any reason to believe they were parasites, but I've
>>always wondered what they were.
>>I am going to take it to the extension agent and see if I can get it identified. I will
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