Dinu wrote: Gardener's friend aka earthworm. They are found in good numbers in my yard and they appear towards the top layer of soil with it rains. This fellow looks healthy and well fed, ain't it? There are bigger ones too. Does the colour of its body differ with soil nature? Our soil is reddish. I see in some parts of the US that the soil is grayish. How are earthworms there in such soil?