Weird torpedo shaped burgundy-colored worm in my garden.
(Collinsville, IL USA)
Hope you can help identify a thing I found while turning over (10" deep) the soil in my little garden, I dug up a weird type of worm that I have never seen before in my life. It was a large 2" x .5" torpedo shaped thing with ringed sections, the color of a beet and looked like it had a tough shell texture.
Hard to tell head from tail, but it did move.
I put it in a double plastic bag and threw in my trash can and didn't want to get it out to take a picture.
Could this be the larvae of a "jumping worm", some get mighty big, the size of small snake. Yikes! My garden is filled with earthworms and those jumping worms.
Thanking you in advance for your expertise.