A few words Living Deliberately, who is out there blogging about worms tonight:
"These two earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) jumped into my basement when I opened the door to the yard this morning...The worm is a muscle surrounding a digestive tract, mostly protein to the hungry robin. I released these individuals back into the yard. They both tried to twist away from my fingers when I reached for them on the steps. They did not realize that I was trying to help."
Living Deliberately: Builders