Hitchhiking hammerhead worm kills native earthworms

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Some Missouri gardeners are finding a new type of flatworm in landscape soils.
The hammerhead worm is a “voracious, top-level predator,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Kelly McGowan. “It will eat anything in its path,” she says. It primarily feeds on native earthworms.