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Jan 18, 2014 9:54 AM

What lives under this pile of gravel?

I have an area of paving in my back garden surrounded by a border of broad-bean sized gravel. Something is moving the gravel from the border into a pile over a gap between the paving slabs. Size of pile is approx 14 x 7 x 3 cm. On clearing the pile of stones a hole is exposed about 1 cm diameter. It was stuffed with a dead leaf with the stem of the leaf left poking out of the hole. Who lives in a house like this?


The following morning, some of the stones have been replaced to cover the exposed hole.


ANSWER: Common or garden Earth Worm. The pile of stones is a "worm midden".

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