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large terrestrial leech, 5cm, found in Borneo, common in rainforests, especially during and after rain
I spotted this leech at night and it appeared to be sleeping. I saw a few like this during the same hike. The leeches weren't so bad at Tawau hills park that I wore my leech socks everytime I went out hiking. Which meant that I did get a few bites. I've had bites on my feet, legs and mid section before but this was the first time I'd gotten bitten on my upper back, between my toes and even in the back of my head, right in my hair.