Compost find

  • Compost find

    Posted by DiamondRidgeHomestead on June 11, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    I have turned my compost about 3 times in the last 3 weeks. It is a year old and pretty much finished. I found this worm type creature in the middle of the pile about 3 weeks ago. It is approximately 12 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Each time I turned the compost I found it in the same place as I buried it the last time. Today it is still there. Can anyone tell me what it is? I will try to post a couple of pictures. Thanks in advance. And God Bless.

    Yankeeredneck replied 10 months ago 9 Members · 14 Replies
  • 14 Replies
  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    Send a picture

  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    I had a lizard about the same size. I pulled him out of the compost to check him and one of my chickens ran over and grabbed him before I had a chance to get to it. Swallowed the sucker whole. Reminded me of a seagull with a fish.

    • cloudy

      Member
      June 16, 2023 at 12:36 am

      Those silly chickens😂

  • DiamondRidgeHomestead

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    I tried 3 times to upload the pictures, but it failed all 3 times.

  • Pal1956

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    Possibly baby snake

  • DiamondRidgeHomestead

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    That’s funny about the chicken. I guess it could’ve been a salamander, but this thing I found doesn’t have leg’s.

    • Yankeeredneck

      Member
      June 16, 2023 at 10:38 am

      There are worm snakes in NC and they look like a worm but I haven’t seen one that big.

  • Freeholder

    Member
    June 11, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    There are legless lizards.

  • EvW

    Member
    June 12, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    If it is a flatworm with a triangle shaped head, pour salt on it to kill it. These flatworms are non native, and they eat earthworms. They exude a nasty toxin.

  • Heidi

    Member
    June 12, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I had one in my raised bed tote. I was told they eat all the earthworms. I dropped it in my baby pool and 24 hours later it was STILL ALIVE and swimming around. I then chopped it in half with a shovel. The Pekins must have eaten it after that, bc both pieces are gone.

  • DiamondRidgeHomestead

    Member
    June 12, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks so much for the replies. I will definitely be getting rid of it now. I need all the earth worms I can get. Thanks again!

  • EvW

    Member
    June 15, 2023 at 12:51 am

    If you cut up one of those killer flat worms, both halves can survive. Use salt.

  • JerseyGiantChick

    Member
    June 16, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Nasty!

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