Strange creature I never saw before.

Ian Fleming fleming at
Thu Aug 1 18:45:41 EST 1996

mamason at FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US (Matthew Mason) wrote:

>On 1 Aug 1996, Aghaa wrote:

>> Hello:
>>   The other day I saw a strange little creature.
>>   I have never seen anthing like it before. The nearest I
>>  can describe it is that it was shaped somewhat like a worm
>>  but much more fragile looking. It was about six or seven 
>>  millimeters long and about as thin as a piece of thread.
>>  What was strange was that this thing was walking end-over-end
>>  like a slinki. I was amazed and am very curious.
>>  If anyone has any idea what this could be please tell me.
>>  I can be reached at aghaa at
>>  Thanx.
>>  (p.s.) I know very little about biology so be gentle.
>>  -Agha   ( San Jose, California )
Sounds like one of the gram-negative rods I had in my contaminated
Vero cells ;) (O.K. maybe not that big, but hey, when your  cells are
toast everything is huge!)


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