Re: NANFA-- lamprey bites
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 13:38:48 EDT

>Something has been biting swimmers at one of the swimming
>areas in Hagg Lake. he described a bite about 2 inches in
>diameter with teeth marks all around. Lamprey? have you
>ever heard of lamprey attacking people?

Lampreys will attack humans. Here in the great lakes, long distance
swimmers are commonly attacked by exotic sea lampreys. I often swim in Lake
Michigan, both shallow and out deeper, and have oddly never had one attach on
to me. I know they are fairly easy to pluck off, but the thought of a 20"
parasitic animal with many rows of teeth sucking blood from me doesn't sound
all that good. A mark 2" in dia. is really a good sized lamprey.
__Dan McConnell Marshall, MI>I got a call from the WA County director of
public works.

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