Earthworm following tyre track

See this huge shiny slimy earthworm as it crawls slowly and follows vehicle tyre tracks that have flattened the ground (to ease its movement) in Mizoram, India. Also, notice how the earthworm uses compression and decompression of its body segments, in order to locomote! According to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthworm Earthworm is the common name for the largest members of Oligochaeta (which is either a class or subclass depending on the author) in the phylum Annelida. In classical systems they were placed in the order Opisthopora, on the basis of the male pores opening posterior to the female pores, even though the internal male segments are anterior to the female. Theoretical cladistic studies have placed them instead in the suborder Lumbricina of the order Haplotaxida, but this may again soon change. Folk names for the earthworm include "dew-worm", "Rainworm", "night crawler" and "angleworm" (due to its use as fishing bait). Earthworms are also called megadriles (or big worms), as opposed to the microdriles (or small worms) in the families Tubificidae, Lumbriculidae, and Enchytraeidae, among others. The megadriles are characterized by having a distinct clitellum (which is much more obvious than the single-layered one of the microdriles) and a vascular system with true capillaries. Mizoram is one of the Seven Sister States in North Eastern India, sharing borders with the states of Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Burma. Mizoram became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987. Its capital is Aizawl. Mizoram is located in the northeast of India. They are found in northwestern Myanmar, northeastern India and Bangladesh. Anthropologists classify them as Tibeto-Burman speaking member of the Mongoloid race. Mizoram is known as Scotland of the east. Since the state is blessed with natural beauty and is rich in flora, fauna surrounded by beautiful mountains, river's and landscape. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com. Tags: Bawngkawn Chaltlang Zarkawt Zarkawt Ziona chana baktawng village serchhip district Presbyterian church mizo bamboo dance Park Nature Vantawng waterfalls Phawngpui 'Blue Mountain exotic flowers orchids medicinal herbs Saiha Chhimtuipui river Lake Palak Baktawng Centre State Museum seven sisters Berawtlang Tourist Complex 'Khumbeu' Bairabi Hydel project fishing Tlawng river Bangladesh Naturalist Gippsland earthworm Palouse earthworm