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Tiger leech

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maplemoth662 6 years ago

A very pretty photo....

Karen54 6 years ago

Even cooler - their venom doesn't carry the typical leech anesthetic, so you actually feel (ouch!) the bite and can brush the bugger off before it gets firmly attached. Unless, apparently, you're me. On last year's trip to Sabah, Malaysia, I discovered that I'm immune to tiger leech venom. My leech got nice and fat before I finally discovered it. (Oh happy day!) On the plus side, I never experienced any scabbing or itching - typical with leech bites - after I got it to fall off by patting it with a mesh bag full of sea salt.]

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago


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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2008
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013

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