Tagiuq — Worm Found in the Nose of Caribou

Tagiuq is a worm that grows in the nose of caribou, beginning approximately in June. It is thin, with lots of tiny feet and a tail, and is only found in male caribou. It is also held that a caribou can defend itself by sneezing out tagiuq worms onto its attacker. Inuit hunters used to be warned of this threat, which was a risk as long as the caribou was alive.