Dioctophyma renale (AKA the giant kidney worm) looks like something out of a Stephen King novel. These creepy crawlers are most commonly found in South America, but their incidence in Manitoba has been steadily rising. These worms, some of the largest in the world, can infect people and their pets, which can cause serious, even life threatening disease.
Baylisascaris procyonis, more commonly known as the Racoon Roundworm, is a parasitic nematode found in the small intestines of racoons. At first glance, these worms appear rather drab and unexciting. But despite their unexciting appearance, these guys can pack a mean punch if you are unfortunate enough to be infected by it.