Deadly Desert

Known as the olgoi-khorkhoi, or "Large Intestine Worm" to the natives, the more fancifully called Mongolian Death Worm calls the Gobi Desert home. It's red in color, two to seven feet long, legless, and thick. Natives swear it spits deadly venom and can cause electric shock. Like something out of a science fiction movie, rippling sands betray its movements underground. Tread carefully and avoid yellow, a color it's particularly attracted to.

  • Travel to The Flaming Cliffs in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.
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