A few months ago I proposed to make the mountain beaver the official Washington State Rodent. That idea didn't exactly set the world on fire, even though I have not given up on making this dream a reality. But now I have another idea, let's make the giant Palouse earthworm the official Washington State worm!
The beauty of making both of these uniquely Pacific Northwest animals official state symbols is that they will represent both sides of the state, mountain beavers on the wet side, giant Palouse earthworms on the high and dry side.
Calling for the geoduck to be named the official Washington State whatever it is might be too easy, since that animal has already garnered a lot of attention, unlike my two little friends mentioned above.
Here are some recent news articles highlighting the giant Palouse earthworm!