Subject: Long blue worm
Location: Dickson, Tn (near Nashville)
July 22, 2014 4:52 pm
Found this worm hanging in an oak tree on July 20 by a silk thread. It is 5-6 inches long and iridescent in the sunlight. Can’t find any info about it, hoping you can help. Thanks.
We have no idea what this is, but it does not look natural and it appears to have been hung by a human.
So sorry to bother you. I came to the same conclusion you did this afternoon as I got more curious and decided to get a step ladder out and touch it. Turns out it is a fishing lure. I still have no idea how it got into a tree in my back yard. My yard is fenced with no gate and I have several dogs (they are friendly). I hung a chandelier on the next branch over not long ago and the worm was not there then. I live alone and do not fish. It is now a new mystery. Thank you so much for your time. A friend sent me to your site…it is really interesting. Again sorry for sending you on a wild goose chase. Carole
Don’t worry Carole. Your submission prompted a robust dialog in our comment section and led to some nice links of “real” blue worms in various parts of the world.