Monday, April 19, 2010

Fanged leech pulled from girl's nose

What a great title this article has. The picture is also lovely. If you're trying to lose weight, I recommend reading this at the beginning of the meal. ;-D

By Jennifer Viegas

updated 2:06 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 15, 2010
An enormous-toothed leech, pulled from the nose of a girl who was bathing in a river, has just been documented in the journal PLoS ONE.

Named Tyrannobdella rex, which means "tyrant leech king," the new species of blood sucker sports its "ferociously large teeth" in a single jaw, but is less than 2 inches in length.

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