Monday, June 25, 2012


I was fishing at park four with my son this evening when his hula popper got snaged on a rope in the water. He ventured out to retrieve it and when he returned, he had 30 or so leeches on his feet. Mind you he was in the water for maybe 3 minutes.

If by chance this happes to you or someone you are with, don't become alarmed. Walk to the dry sand and rub it on the little brown colored blood suckers, they will come right off.

They are about one quarter of an inch long and brown in color. We did not see any that were larger in size.

Remember leeches are used by doctors to clean a persons blood. So this might be a good thing.

Click here if you are interested in medicinal leeches.

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