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September 06, 2007

Japan Struggles Against Invasion of Land Leeches

Land Leeches? Leeches on LAND?!

GAH!!

Once confined to mountainous areas that Japanese people had the good sense to stay away from, land-dwelling leeches are making their way into populated areas hitch-hiking on deer and wild boar.

Once there, the leeches, which measure in at about 1.5 cms before a meal, take to feasting on warm human flesh.

Warm. Human. Flesh.

If they go for the brains you've got yourself a real problem there Japan.

"Yamabiru will climb into people's socks and stay for about an hour, growing five to 10 times in size. Unlike with water leeches, people don't immediately realise they've been bitten. Only later when they see their blood-soaked feet, do they realise what has happened," said Shigekazu Tani, the institute's director.

The dreaded Yamabiru.

"The real problem is that the bleeding won't stop and the affected area swells up and really itches," he added.

GAH!!

Tani, the Director for the Institute of Environmental Culture suggests the best way to deal with the little suckers is to clear out kill zones around villages by cutting down trees and mowing grass, exposing them to sunlight and death.

Do whatever it takes to defeat this menace Japan. Whatever it takes.


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