A perhaps-apocryphal worm or worm-like creature said to inhabit the Gobi Desert. Mongolians call it Allghoi khorkhoi, or "Intestine worm", as the 2-4 foot long creature is often likened to a cow's intestine. Stories abound of it killing people upon their touching it, and even being able to spit poison (or hurl electricity) to kill from a distance. Scientists have postulated that the creature may in fact be a kind of skink or death adder.