I found this guy in my driveway this morning. I live in Northern Florida, near Jacksonville.

I initially thought that it was a baby snake (note the black on brown lengthwise stripes), but it moves very slowly and methodically, like a slug, perhaps. Never saw a slug so long and skinny. He's about 3.5 inches (90mm) long, and can hold his head up high to look around, raising up almost a third of his total body length.

Maybe some kind of worm?

The "hammerhead" style head is what is making me scratch mine.

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  • $\begingroup$ Look up (Google Images) "hammerhead worm". You'll see your pretty little guy. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 22, 2017 at 17:56
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    $\begingroup$ They are also likely to be invasive to North America, so feel free to squash if you prefer. . $\endgroup$
    – John
    Commented Oct 22, 2017 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ Or catch it and see if it will eat an earthworm. $\endgroup$
    – Willk
    Commented Oct 24, 2017 at 1:14


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