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The first recorded encounter with the Mongolian Death Worm was in 1926. Its local name is allghoi, which translates literally as "blood-filled intestine worm". Said to be bright red and as long as five feet, the death worm is alleged to resemble a cow's intestine with spikes at either end. Sightings of the death worm have been reported (but never corroborated) in and around the Gobi Desert.

The worm reportedly spits a yellowish poison that kills on contact. Other reports describe the worm as giving off a deadly electrical charge. Legend has it that yellow objects and garments can attract the death worm. It is reputed to be dormant most of the year, but in June and July it emerges to seek sustenance.

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