There’s a new invasive species making an appearance in several counties — including Racine County — and it’s called the jumping worm, which is reportedly from Asia, according to a story by Fox 6 News.

First appearing in 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the worm has spread to 13 different counties in Wisconsin.

And the problem is that these worms eat forest floor leaf litter, which is akin to removing the skin of the forest floor, according to the DNR.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.