I used to help my father collect night crawlers when he wanted to go fishing. They are large, pinkie-thick earthworms that come out at night. To catch them, we used a flashlight and attempted to grab them before they found an escape hole. (I'm not the least bit squeamish about such things; though, I must confess... stroking the leathery ears of a bilby gives me the creeps.)
Well that's cool. I always thought night crawlers were hookers or johns, being an amalgam of ladies of the night and kerb-crawlers, We had a little night crawler here tonight, snuck in just after sundown with rugged gusts.