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I came across the creature shown in the photo below yesterday evening while walking the dogs. At first, I thought it was an earthworm, but a flashlight revealed it to be something I had never seen before.
It is approximately 12 inches (300 mm) in length and about 1/3 of an inch (10 mm) in diameter at its maximum. It is pitch black and very shiny-like piano black. It moves very slowly, using a snake-like motion. It had a very strange head, like a hammerhead shark.
I live in Durban, South Africa, if that helps to narrow down the possibilities.
Can anyone help in identifying this creature?
Hmm, I don't believe I have ever seen that before, but it looks like a Hammerhead Worm (Bipalium kewense).
That looks like a predatory land flatworm. They eat snails and worms. I think they are native to New Zealand, but have been introduced to many parts of the US through ornamental plants.