Re: NANFA-- More SC collecting - July 22, 2002

kahley (
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 10:41:31 -0500

Bruce Stallsmith wrote:

> If it helps any, most leeches are fairly selective about what animals
> they'll latch on to. Humans aren't a primary target, at least in the
> Americas...

As a child, I found them quite useful. I spent my summers at my
Gram's cabin on Penn;s Creek. That's where I built my first
"reef". I had many younger cousins who bugged the h*ll outta
me on weekends and generally ran amuck in the creek. I
knew where the leeches lived and "picked up" a couple on
my feet. Waited till they got nice and fat and them made
a big production out of removing them, with my cousins as
audience. Worked like a charm...they became landlubbers
on the spot <g> and I had peace and quiet in the creek <g>.
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