This Deadly Flatworm Has Invaded The U.S., And Now Officials Have Issued A Grave Warning

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Image: Pierre Gros

Somehow, a deadly flatworm has made its way to the United States. And although it doesn’t look like much, it could bring a wave of disaster with it. In fact, the creature is so dangerous that experts have issued a grave warming.

Image: Pierre Gros

In Florida, the discovery of a flatworm has sent officials into a panic. At first glance, the creature in question resembles a common slug that you might find in your garden. However, unlike a slug, this creature could be deadly.

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Image: Shinji Sugiura

Upon closer inspection, the New Guinea flatworm has some notable differences to the humble slug. They grow to around two inches long and feature a black back and a grey underbelly. You won’t find their mouth at one end of their body, though. Instead it’s underneath – on their stomach.

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