Can you identify this??? I posted earlier, but still need help! I'm moving the picture up to the top here so that it's easier for someone to look at and identify. The lid is 4.5" wide, and the length of the worm/intestine is about 15", I collected another 6" in the early afternoon, found attached to some healthy looking poop (the morning one didn't really seem to have very much poop. Note the light colored root or fiber that I found with it..it has a sharp piece you can see at the bottom... maybe this severed the intestine? ----------------- Here's what I posted earlier and the responses I have an older rhode island red that has full run of my yard. This morning, I saw a bright blood-red pile below where she roosts.... so she probably passed it... on closer inspection it looked like a long worm... I scooped it up and rinsed it off and also noticed a 6" root-like fiber in with it.. with what is almost like a little thorn on it. I thought at first it might be a way the chicken passed it from her system.. however, when I look at the "worm" with my loop, even though I don't really see a head, it does seem to be worm like... filled with blood. But now, based on one 2 of the responses, I'm wondering if could be part of her intestine.... also her comb seems to be lighter in color and I'm wondering if she could be bleeding internally? If it really is intestine, could it just be sloughing off an inside layer and not the whole thing? I.e... is she going to die if her intestine is coming out? Other than her comb, "Ginger" seems pretty much okay, she has eaten some and this afternoon I found a poop with normal looking poop and about 6 more Inches of the blood filled intestine or worm.... Opossum and raccoons do travel through my yard, so something could have been in their poop - even though I try to scoop it up whenever I see it. Several people have offered help below, and at this point I'm leaning towards the intestine... and I'm hoping she isn't bleeding internally and wondering if I should do anything... Any help will be appreciated. I posted a picture below. Thanks!