Unfortunately, I don't have a picture, so I'll do my best to describe what I'm talking about.
We were messing around at Finger Lake the other night and noticed several long, thin, hair-like worms swimming like a snake in the water. Kinda creepy, really, and I've never seen them before. Around six-inches long and brownish in color. When I picked one up on a stick, it kind of coiled up in a weird kinked-coil.
After some internet research, it looks like a Gordian worm or Horsehair worm, but according to the description, they live part of their life in crickets, which we don't have here. Maybe our grasshoppers serve as hosts?
Anyway, anyone with knowledge, ideas, etc. feel free to educate me. My family is freaked out about swimming there now....lol.
They looked just like this, but this one is from France (courtesy Google images):