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May 28, 2019


Smuggler hid 5,000 live, blood-sucking leeches in his carry-on, Canadian officials say

(Thanks to Chris Elzi, Le Petomane and Mark Schlesinger, who says “They were comfort leeches.”)


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'Canadian officials said medicinal leeches are regulated as drugs in Canada and were among the first species to be protected by conservation measures, starting in 1823.'

Eek. I wish I had not read the article.

I didn't know Members of Congress where able to be smuggled?

Or was it lawyers?

It would be 5 kiloleeches in Canada.

"Leeches on a Plane" starring Samuel L. Jackson.

An MD friend had books on early medicine. Leeches were used to cleanse open wounds before they knew about bacteria or even washing hands before performing surgery. Leeches actually saved a lot of lives. I believe they are still used in some situations.

I saw Medicinal Leeches open for Dr. John.

I saw 5,000 Leaches open for 10,000 Maniacs.

Blood sucking leeches...or as i call them "Children"

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