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Watch: Scientists baffled as mounds of worms form a perfect line on Texas road

Recent storms in Texas have led to some strange behaviour in the state's earthworms.

Strange writhing balls of worms started appearing on a road in Texas after days of historic storms and flooding hit the region.

The sight is so unusual that in Einsenhower State Park, rangers thought the clumps were abandoned spaghetti left as a prank. It wasn't until the took a closer look that the discovered they were in fact worms formed in a perfect line in the exact centre of the road.

The rangers discovered a total of 30 mounds of worms after the nasty weather.

"Even our biologist doesn't know why they're spaced so well and in the line," Park Superintendent Ben Herman told ABC News.

"It was pretty entertaining to watch the worms do their thing."


Worms have been known to act like this when they are faced with danger or when they are in distress.

The mounds of worms stayed in their roadside clumps for two days.

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