We have them in the beck and they are all over you when you just ford it. They take forever to get off unless you have a lighter You just hold the flame near to them and they stop clinging on and so you can flick them back in the water for the next person to cross...which is usually you coming back ...aargh
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I remember when I was a kid we used to jump off a bridge in Maine over a Kezar lake. there were leeches lurking in that water near the shore and my poor brother ALWAYS got one on him.
I never got one on me though.
uggg I do not like leeches icky
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Yes i Have Seen IT. Killer Leeches!!!.
If any happens to know plz answer me. I want to know abt the life cycle of a leech.
Okay, a few quick answers to the more important Leech questions...
Leeches have two "mouths"... they attach themselves by both ends. To remove, slide a fingernail under the smaller end and slowly work it loose. Once the smaller one is off, repeat for the larger one, but make sure you are keeping the other end busy so it doesn't re-attach. DO NOT YANK ON IT! It will "spit back" and introduce bacterial into the wound. Should you kill it before you get it off, you can also get a nasty infection. Destroy or let the leech go into the wild.
Clean the wounds immediatly. Soap and water, then I pour Hydrogen Peroxide into the wounds. (It will fizz and bubble, but it won't burn.) An antibacterial ointment is a good idea too.
One leech can eat (drink) 10 times it's weigh in a feeding. (About 5-6 teaspoons) Since the normal adult body has lots of blood... you won't die from a few leeches.) Also, there has been no evidence that leeches transmit diseases.
Leeches are hermaphrodites... they have both male and female reproduction organs. Two leeches can mate, and both will give birth. An adult leech will feed 3-4 times then die. They lay their eggs, which hatch, then roll themselves up into a cocoon, and break open this when they reach maturity. (Many of these answers can be found through a web search.)
Leeches have been used for centuries in medical practice, and we still use them today in micro-surgery. Maggots also are little medical wonders too... in people with gangrene, they will eat rotting flesh while leaving healthy flesh alone. They also secrete a kind of antibiotic while they are "working". Of course, these are sterile (clean) leeches and maggots, they raise them for this purpose.
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