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Submitted by mglater on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 15:08

The specimen is roughly 30mm long and is a light brown color. There is a body (14mm) and a long narrow tail (16mm). The specimen is able to move by constricting and elongating its body, moving in a manner similar to a worm or caterpillar. When elongating, the length of the specimen increases by roughly 3mm. On the underside of the specimen there are eight small bumps, seemingly akin to feet. The creature only moves when these bumps are on the ground, supporting the belief that they function as feet. As the specimen crawls forward, the outer layer of flesh on the “head area” retracts, and two small protrusions are produced from the face. I hypothesize that these protrusions form the mouth of the creature. The creature seems to have knowledge of its surroundings, as it attempted to crawl out of the holding container multiple times. The specimen would also cease movement if the holding container was moved or disturbed. This is likely a survival mechanism where the creature senses danger from being moved, and freezes in the hopes of not being discovered.




I also noticed that the specimen moves in a way that is similar to a worm. I first described its movement as a slinking motion. I like that you used the word "hypothesize" as it is precise and scientific. Perhaps instead of calling it the "head area" you could refer to it as the anterior.

I think you should have started off with a more general topic sentence instead of going right to describing the organism. I like how you included a hypothesis about what the organism could have used to do certain things.