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Have you ever had blood sucking leeches attach to you?


My son just asked me and I said "of course". It made him kind of look at me sideways. Then I realized that most folks have never been places and got in the water where leeches hang out. Verde river in Arizona and a canal just off the Saigon river come to mind.

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 4 weeks ago

    Oh my friend, good to here from you. For sure the IRS is a subspecies of Macrobdella D├ęcora or the North American Leech they not only suck your blood they are extremely painful. Most are found in the DC area called the swamp.Alcohol is best remedy.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for that, the little buggers can handle a winter of cold and their offspring come out tough as nails. Their history in healing is amazing. Terrie we are doing great here, it is a time of year for togetherness before craziness, Happy


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 4 weeks ago

    Elijah, it is interesting to note, I believe you hail from DC. Leech capital of North America. Yes I mean before 1800 as the swamp. Or do I mean after? ;-)


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 4 weeks ago

    Manatita - I believe that maggots are fascinating. They debride and secret a substance that helps fight infection. Very cool. Medically I believe the leech saliva is actually produced into hypertension medicine and blood thiners


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