Sunday, March 15, 2009

Giant Sand Worms found in England!

Holy Frank Herbert Batman huh? Not too often I can get that sensational but it would appear that this is true if you take into account how long ago.

Proof that giant worms, which grew up to 3ft long and 6in wide, which lived 260 million years ago, were found in Torbay, Devon. These animals lived underground before dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Scientists have found evidence of large burrow holes that are said to have been made by the creatures as they traveled beneath the surface - but as yet haven't found any evidence of the animals which made them. The large holes were found across an area of sediment at the bottom of what was a desert valley or dry river bed that only contains water during times of heavy rain.

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