Creature Compendium

Creature Compendium: Mongolian Death Worm

There have been reported sightings of the Mongolian Death Worm in modern history. Is it a mythical creature, or has this mystery been solved by science? dun dun dun

The Mongolian Death Worm

Mongolian Death Worm by LornEmilee

The Mongolian death worm (olgoi khorkoi) is a creature that inhabits the Gobi desert. They’re described as being as thick as a human arm and around five feet in length, and sometimes adorned with spikes.  They can spit poison, and are so toxic that touching one is enough to kill you. Death worms live underground, but come up to the surface when it rains. If you’re looking for one, you may encounter a death worm around a water hole.

Some people believe that the death worm is a misidentified species of reptile, such as the sand boa or worm-lizard,  which may be found in the same places that the death worm supposedly inhabits.

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Related Creatures: Snake, Cobra

Region of Origin: Asia, Mongolia, Gobi Desert

There have been multiple expeditions to find the death worm, because you know: “He who controls the spice controls the universe” …. Sorry…I couldn’t resist…


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