Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Riddle of the Water Worms

Most everyone not entirely enclosed by asphalt and concrete knows that after a good, soaking rain, earthworms appear like magic, covering every surface you might try to walk across.

This morning we had a new wiggle on the post rain shower worm swarm.

Every water bucket that was sitting on the ground overnight had 10-15 small earthworms wiggling around at the bottom. Now, these buckets are very smooth, are wider at the top than at the bottom, and have turned "lips" around the rims. Its highly unlikely worms would be able to crawl up and into the buckets, even if they suddenly decided to attempt bucket diving, something they've never done before.

So, what pre-Halloween tricksters spent the night offering these "treats" to our horses?

Any ideas?

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