Surviving my first attack from blood-sucking leeches!

River running through temperate rainforest in Tasmania

I hate leeches. Ever since I first saw leeches on a nature documentary, the idea that these gruesome creatures existed sent a shudder of disgust down my spine. The wiggling bodies, gyrating around like a possessed dancer, hunting for their next victim. Nightmarish black with a slippery and shiny sheen, like some ancient swamp monster from …

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