August 29th, 2013
03:12 AM ET

Blood worms in water supply of Oklahoma town

The people of Colcord, Oklahoma, might need something a little stronger than Brita filters to remove the impurities from their drinking water.

Blood worms - small, red insect larvae - have been appearing in water glasses and filters in the rural town.

Authorities have warned Colcord's 800 residents not to drink, cook with or brush their teeth with the worm-infested tap water.

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  1. Dallas55

    Every day our third world dictator leads us further down the path to being a primitive third world. Kenya, here we come!

    August 29, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    That has got to be one of the most ignorant comments ever posted.

    August 29, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      On the contrary, it's extraordinarily prescient and accurate. When I was a kid, you could drink the water in Oklahoma. The US has deteriorated markedly culturally, economically, and militarily at the hands of leftists, the current president being the furthest left of all. I suspect you're a beneficiary of his wealth re distribution, hence your feeble defense of him.

      August 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      You suspect wrongly, Jennifer. I am a retired person who has worked all his pre and adult life, including an 8 year stay the army.

      August 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • STP

      How you read a defense, albeit a "feeble" one, in Bobcat's post is beyond me, Jennifer. I suspect you gold-medaled in conclusion jumping.

      August 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Sure@Jennifer the current hierarchy in OK is Republican. The state is a Republic democracy modeled after the federal govt. they have own Executive and Legislature,House and Senate. How's Pr.obama to be blamed for their water?

    August 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Rubin

      It is quite the popular thing to bash presidents when one is unhappy with their own lot in life. That being said, while I am not a fan of some of the things President Obama has done, this misplaced blame for the water is, as you've pointed out, absolutely ridiculous.

      August 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The past decade has seen this country go downhill socially,politically and militarily. Folks forget but this erosion started with Rumsfeld announcing missing 2.3 trillion dollars from Pentagon, calling it a matter of life and death for this country A DAY BEFORE 9/11 and a day before the Pentagon budget office lost 34 of its budget officers and analysts in the 'attack on this wing of the Pentagon.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    The rest as they say and to the misfortune of this great country of ours is history. Since that fateful day our journey has been far from great.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    We @bobcat are indeed a forgetful people given to avoiding any effort that is related to thinking.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    A lot beginning that black day in our history has been forgotten. If one studies just the newspaper headlines and nothing much else from daily chronicles right after 9/11 leading up to our embarking on perpetual wars one can see who and what is responsible for where we stand now.

    August 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. guido

    If the worms are harmless why is there a ban on drinking the water? When saywhat posts above: "We are indeed a forgetful people given to avoiding any effort that is related to thinking. " The truth is printed right there for anyone to read.

    August 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      The following is a quote from the Full Story that should answer your question

      There are no known health effects from the worms, which range from about a quarter to a half inch in length. But local officials aren't taking any chances, hand-delivering letters to residents warning them to stick to bottled water for the time being.

      August 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Rubin

      Even though they may be harmless, I still would not like to see impurities floating in my water.
      This is where saywhat's quote is most apt, guido.

      August 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer Rubin

      I do not want to see things floating in my water, harmful or not. Common sense, guido.

      August 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michelle

    maybe somebody put them in there on purpose

    August 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hope

    Small redworms, blood worms are one of the most fatal infestation a horse can get.


    August 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Zandie


    August 30, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |