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Small and black. If you look at the cropped image you can see the segmentations.


At the entrance of the monastery near Ravangla, a tourist town in Sikkim. I suspect the semi-pet dogs courier the leeches around.


Most leeches fall off by themselves once they have drunk to their tummy's content. Leech bites itch a lot; at least mine do.

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Oct 11, 2016
Submitted on Oct 21, 2016

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