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Its Raining Horse Hair
I found this creature in a puddle in a park in Kentucky. I was checking out a frog and this thing started moving. I happen to have a baggy so I scooped it up and brought it home. I remember an old saying that said "It would rain horse hair in the dog days of summer." Anyway, Any idea what it is?

Sorry about the tremendous delay here. We have thought about your letter from time to time, though we didn’t have time to do any research. As we are cleaning out our mailbox since we are canceling our old web host, we wanted to post your letter despite not having an answer. We are going to make it a priority to get to the bottom of this interesting example of local lore and the falling Horse Hair.

Update (04/02/2006) We finally found a site that identifies the Horsehair Worm or Gordian Worm.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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