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Old 01-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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30 species of leech in Illinois? Watching this little fellow get about will make your day...

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Nice! Not an animal I've ever encountered outside of books and films.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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I've seen them before.... I mistakenly thought they were slugs until I was "shown" the light. Way cool video Gloria!!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Very informative. I have to agree with benj...and would likely have thought the same as Lib, had I encountered one on land. Perhaps I'll know better after viewing this.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Ah the lowly leech. When we went swimming in the local pond near our house in NH we always got a leech or two on us. Our girls when they were young were freaked out, a bit of salt and they dropped off. Think "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.

Whenever we have a tough job that we are reluctant to get back to after a break, we always say "Back to the leeches" quoted from the movie. Poor Bogey alway was a trooper!

The series "House" makes good use of them too for medical purposes. They always like a good gross out moment. I'm still paranoid about tapeworms since the first episode!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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My grandson is fascinated with them!
He wanted to keep one for a pet but I've NO idea what to feed it but live minnows so we kept it about a week and he sadly let it go again.
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