We see cats and dogs aplenty in our communities, but there are plenty of other critters around, in town and out. We want to recognize some of the notable ones, with a monthly Creature Feature on The Exchange.
And the creature-of-the-month is the Asian jumping worm, alternately called "crazy snake worm."
It's a worm, not too different from the average earthworm, but with some particular abilities.
Among them: a voracious appetite for material on forest floors. So recent sightings in Oregon, including in Grants Pass, concern agencies like the Oregon Department of Agriculture.