Found on Cape Cod MA near a fresh water pond with a muddy bottom. Strange looking creature with a suction cup single "foot" with a mouth opening on opposite end, no limbs, mouth ridges inside mouth, spiral rings of tissue up entire body. Any idea what it is? I thought it might be a tunicate of some kind but I can't find a match anywhere.

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It is a artificial fishing lure.specifically a soft worm T-tail, there are hundreds of variations. enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Really, just wow on this one. $\endgroup$
    – CKM
    Jun 18, 2018 at 14:08
  • $\begingroup$ This may be a mimic but what I have is NOT plastic, $\endgroup$ Jun 18, 2018 at 15:30
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    $\begingroup$ Okay, now we may BOTH be right. This thing I have is not plastic but I finally cut in to it an VIOLA! It is a colony of mud worms that probably took up residence in one and the plastic is long gone, the outside is a mud shell, the inside is a mess of worms............... $\endgroup$ Jun 18, 2018 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ Not all lures are plastic many are latex $\endgroup$
    – John
    Jun 19, 2018 at 3:57

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