Scientists downplaying danger of Horsehair worm Infestation discovered in Cape Coral, FL

A slimy, gnarly oddity was found floating in a puddle in Cape Coral.

Watch video here WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Looks like horsehair worms to me.

Scientists and teachers at the Canterbury School said it’s hard to tell what kind of worms they are from the video. However, they’re likely not harmful to humans and only infect bugs.

Where do they find these scientists?

Two Human Cases Infected by the Horsehair Worm

Check youtube for more cases.

Horsehair worms are very likely to infect humans and pets.