Animals have a natural survival response to the elements of nature or the interference of humans. It may not make sense to folks right away but there is always a reason for what they do, even if it’s a new behaviour. All around the world scientists, park rangers, and veterinarians are noticing animals acclimate to climate change. Sharks exposed to acidic ocean water from too much carbon dioxide are swimming longer and through the night to find clean water. Butterflies in Mexico are looking for higher altitudes to avoid the hotter temperatures in the last couple of years. Park rangers in Texas don’t know why but earthworms are behaving out of the norm. Officials at the Eisenhower State Park are still baffled and fascinated at what these tiny creatures did to stay alive.One of the roads at the Eisenhower State Park in Denison, Texas had to be closed for safety reasons.
Piles and piles of earthworms were lines up perfectly along the yellow road line.
It was only the clumps and clumps of earthworms. Still, the earthworms hung around for another two more days before making their way back into the cool soil. The only remnants of their presence was the manure they left behind.
He told ABC News they are still left wondering why the piles were made. “We’re still puzzled why they decided to line up in the middle of the road. Even our biologist doesn’t know why they’re spaced so well and in the line,” says Herman.
– The heavy rains drenched the soil so much that it actually pushed the earthworms out. – The violent rain sounds confused the earthworms into thinking they were being attacked by predators. Hence, they clumped together as a way to protect themselves.
In the 450 acres of land in the park, only this road had the earthworms act this way.
“We were all fascinated by what happened. It was pretty entertaining to watch the worms do their thing,” says Herman.