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As Ed Yong at The Atlantic reports, horsehair worms can survive being swallowed by insects and can even escape the digestive tracts of larger animals.
The creatures start out as eggs laid in freshwater, where most species of horsehair worm primarily live.
According to Hanelt, one of his colleagues found horsehair worms nearly seven feet long in the wild.
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