8/14/2008

Show and Tell Friday


Creepy Leeches! We find these often however this one is huge!


 


For inquirering minds;


These things live in our basement ( it is open to the underside of the house and not a real basement), under flowerpots, bricks, ect. They are usually much smaller!  The one above may be carrying a cacoon or egg sack. The head is at the bottom of the photo.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech


 

16 comments:

  1. Wow, we just found some leeches in our pond this year, but they are so tiny compared to those! Ours are less than an inch long. How long are yours?

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  2. Oh my!! YUCK!!! I got one of those caught in a cut in my foot when I was about 10. The camp nurse had some trouble getting it out. I will not forget that to soon.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

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  3. I like your new look!! Isn't it great to have tech savvy kids?


    OK, leeches........these are on your property???????

    It sounds really gross. Thankfully, i don't think i've ever seen one even with all the camping and hiking we do. Where do you find them?

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  4. Eeeewwww! I can't imagine finding that. I don't think they live around here....? (Michigan)

    bethanyrae

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  5. This has got to be, by far, the creepiest S&T I've ever read. (It's great!). LOL

    Seriously, I think leeches are the most disgusting creature alive. Every since "On the Banks of Plum Creek" when Laura gets those bloodsuckers on her, I've been grossed out.

    I canNOT imagine having them in my basement.

    I'm sort of spoiled, living in W. WA, where there are no creepy crawlers (or slimers) worse than a slug. (Step on one of those at night in the dark. Yuck!).

    However, I saw a REAL leech ONE time, at a small lake near our homestead in E. WA (more kinds of creepy crawlers live over there, like rattlesnakes). It looked like that thing you showed, but about 1/16 the size. A fat thing just under the surface of the lake water near the shore. I told the kids, "No wading!" *she shivers*

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  6. Uh. Nasty reading. I do remember now the kids getting these little dark things stuck to their toes in a stream up north in Michigan. Grandma put salt on them and they let go. Those must have been leeches.....! uh.

    bethanyrae

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  7. Ewwww! (-:

    Slimy little critters and I do not get along. I imagine that they perform a geat function in the grand scheme of things though.

    Blessings, Mama Karen

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  8. blessedwith2angelsAugust 15, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Yuck! I'm sorry, but I don't like leeches. I'm glad that you had an interesting nature study though.

    Pam

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  9. Hi Tina! I think you should move!!! Those leeches are just terrible. I can't even phantom living with any!!! I'd be so itchy just thinking about them crawling on me!!! You're a brave lady, very brave lady. lol.


    Have a great weekend.


    Valerie

    http://homeschoolblogger.com/socalval

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  10. eeeeek!!! I don't know which is worse, stepping on a leech or a baby scorpion.

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  11. Ok, this is absolutely disgusting!!! I have boys and I still think that.


    I didn't realize they could get this big!!! We used to live in Mich and they are very common there as well. I never saw one this big, though!!


    Did you pick it up and hang it on that line? I wouldn't have touched it!! Kuddos to you, if you did!!


    Robyn

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  12. I don't think I would do so good having THESE around.


    Is there any way to stop them from coming in ??? I know you probably have tried but I am scared of these guys.


    I award you with the most "intresting S&T for the week !"


    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

    In Him<><

    -Mary

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  13. EEEEWWWW! I've never seen a leech that size, or even knew that they could get that big. Do you live in the amazon? :)

    Antoinette

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  14. OOH.. creepy is right. Bleck! You wanted me to come see THIS?? :-) LOL

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  15. OooWeee........they are slimy looking!!!


    Hope you have wonderful weekend!

    Karen

    www.homeschoolblogger.com/salt

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  16. Oh gross!!! Where do you live, because we're thinking of relocating, and I do *NOT* want to move there!! I have never seen anything like this... ewwww!! (such a girly reaction, but there it is, lol!)

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