I encounter leeches commonly in the wetland, particularly associated with decomposing macrophytes.  I’ve never seen one attached to me, sucking blood, so I think they aren’t out for blood.  Bernald has requested I catch a few, although this one got away after the second photograph…

Leach of Palo Verde - 06.23.2010 - 08.42.01 Leach of Palo Verde - 06.23.2010 - 08.42.14

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