Do they have leeches in USA. I thought they were rather jolly little beasts
waving around on the twigs as you walked through the woods in Tasmania. I
was only attacked by one once and I don't recall that it hurt.
Laura's arch enemy, Nellie Olson didn't like them much though, see "On the
Shores of Plum Creek." Which memory answers my question so I could just rub
it out, but I really only remembered Nelly O after I had asked the question
Maggots are a different kettle of fish , [although insects.] I once had a
Dr girl friemd in about 1971 who told me that maggots were comming into
vogue but that the nurses who had to administer them were not so
enthusiastic about the treatment as the Dr's.
Come to think of it that Dr had another claim to fame, she said she was
one of those who failed to bring Jimmi Hendrix back from wherever he had
gone when he drowned in vomit.
Which might very well be more gross than leeches.
Maggot flies are worse too they lay their eggs on live sheep, with a
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From: Pamela Highet <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: The Irish "Iron" Disease that Kills you
> Ruth Guin writes:
> > I may be mistaken, but I think you're thinking about maggots. Maggots
> > consume diseased and dead flesh -- leeches draw blood.
> Yes, you're right! Just goes to show that speaking from (my) memory is
> occasionally unreliable. How pleased Ellen will be to discover that I
> really mean something even MORE gross than leeches!