SPOKANE, Wash. -- Scientists at the University of Idaho have captured two specimens of the fabled Giant Palouse earthworm.

After years of searching, researchers on March 27 located an adult and a juvenile specimen of the large, fragrant worms that have become near mythic creatures in the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho.

The adult specimen was positively identified by University of Kansas earthworm expert Sam James a few weeks later.

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