LEECHES

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

Ask any sea­soned moun­tain climber if they have ever en­coun­tered leeches dur­ing their treks, and they will most likely an­swer yes. Lo­cally known as li­matik or linta, these tiny blood­suck­ers live in fresh aquatic en­vi­ron­ments, wet rain­forests, and moist places, and are typically pro­lific in the rainy sea­son where they can ven­ture freely out­side their im­me­di­ate habi­tat in search of food.

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