Nature & Environment
Worm plague invades China's pastures
By T.K. Randall
May 10, 2009 · 14 comments
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An invasion of mysterious worms has created havoc in China, causing herdsmen and livestock to flee the grasslands in the Xinjiang region. Like lawnmowers the peculiar invertebrates leave nothing but barren soil in their wake.
An invasion of unidentified worms has forced 50 herdsmen and their families from their grassland homes, taking 20,000 head of livestock with them, in northwest China's Xinjiang region, state news agency Xinhua said Friday."
Source: Yahoo! News
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