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A New Species of Leech Is Discovered Near Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian magazine ^

Posted on 08/16/2019 2:57:54 PM PDT by ameribbean expat

Smithsonian researcher describes a previously unknown species of olive-green bloodsucker that has three jaws with up to 59 teeth.

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"Leeches are hermaphrodites, they mate with other leeches, and accessory pores secrete mucus that allows the mating leeches to stick together"

(Excerpt) Read more at smithsonianmag.com ...


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No surprise here.
1 posted on 08/16/2019 2:57:54 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

If I was looking for leeches, that’s where I’d go.


2 posted on 08/16/2019 2:58:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ameribbean expat

The place is infested with leeches.


3 posted on 08/16/2019 2:59:14 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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Leeches in Washington DC? I can’t wait to see some of the jokes this will generate.


4 posted on 08/16/2019 2:59:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ameribbean expat

Too easy.


5 posted on 08/16/2019 2:59:55 PM PDT by pcottraux (depthsofpentecost.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Leeches, rats, sloths, asses, and various swamp critters.

The DC zoo will never run out of animals

6 posted on 08/16/2019 3:01:36 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: ameribbean expat

Nadler won’t call for an investigation and hearings on this. He knows he would have to recuse himself


7 posted on 08/16/2019 3:01:39 PM PDT by smvoice (I WILL NOT WEAR THE RIBBON. I'm. AN ANTI DEMITE)
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To: ameribbean expat

Looks like Nadler?


8 posted on 08/16/2019 3:01:55 PM PDT by Libloather
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“Near” Washington?

More like IN Washington, in Congress.


9 posted on 08/16/2019 3:02:10 PM PDT by Innovative
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Are they Republicans or Democrats?


10 posted on 08/16/2019 3:02:55 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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To: ameribbean expat

Make the area an endangered species habitat, and start moving agencies to the other states.


11 posted on 08/16/2019 3:03:24 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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12 posted on 08/16/2019 3:03:58 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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Seems appropriate...


13 posted on 08/16/2019 3:05:13 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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14 posted on 08/16/2019 3:08:01 PM PDT by Bratch (IF YOU HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT CITIZENS, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SELFISH IGNORANT LEADERS-George Carlin)
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Talk about the jokes writing themselves!


15 posted on 08/16/2019 3:12:40 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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To: ameribbean expat

That’s what you would find in a Swamp.


16 posted on 08/16/2019 3:16:57 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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"Are they Republicans or Democrats?"

Generally leeches and other parasites know no party
boundaries. However the greatest concentration of leeches
are usually found in the Democrat Party. Democrats
most definitely have the most leeches among
the constituents they claim to represent.

And Washington DC is their favorite part of the
national anatomy for them to latch on to!

17 posted on 08/16/2019 3:17:58 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: ameribbean expat

The newly discovered leech was named: Democratus Schumerensis.


18 posted on 08/16/2019 3:18:51 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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And, from that description, they must all vote Democrat! And may well be in the running to be nominated by that party to be their candidate in 2020.


19 posted on 08/16/2019 3:19:52 PM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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Can’t MAKE this stuff up!!!


20 posted on 08/16/2019 3:20:01 PM PDT by djf (When entertainment becomes violent, then violence becomes entertainment.)
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