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Leeches(?) in the Green Lochan

Re: Leeches(?) in the Green Lochan

Postby HighlandSC » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:23 pm

I'd cut my limbs off before leaving it to finish up it's meal! and at least I'm sure someone around here will be interested in purchasing a freshly cut limb :think:
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Re: Leeches(?) in the Green Lochan

Postby Caberfeidh » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:32 pm

kinley wrote:I'm often sadly short of condiments when out on the hills


You're just not trying hard enough - those wee salt and pepper sachets you get in pubs and cafes are excellent for hill-food condimentation. As are the sachets of ketchup, mustard, etc.

HighlandSC wrote:is there any other health issues related to leeches being on you?

Arrr, ye can get infections which could lead to blood poisoning, and possibly Giardia which is nasty. Or some new disease which no-one had heard of before.

Michelle wrote:Or (gasp!) just let them finish and drop off safely on their own.


I read of some bloke who did this in Vietnam and it must have been a different kind of leech, coz it swole up like a football and the blood-donor it was attached to went very pale and dizzy for a few days.
I'd go for the salt option. :shock:
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Re: Leeches(?) in the Green Lochan

Postby mountain coward » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:48 pm

I'd be pale and dizzy just looking at one... especially if it was attached to one of my body parts! :o
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