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Large leech

Observed: 8th June 2013 By: Rob W
   leech on land 1
 leech in water
Description:

This large leech was found moving along the bare ground at the edge of a small lochan, heavily used by cattle and sheep for drinking. Apart from its size, the only distinguishing feature was a clear lateral yellow line, most clearly seen when the leech was placed in the water, where it swam rapidly. It was 7cm long when extended.

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