Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Blood suckers!


As my brother and I gingerly picked our way along Molly Milligan Creek looking for the tell-tale splash from a platypus in the wild making a dash for his burrow in the riverbank, we flicked the leaches from our boots and socks. Upon our return to the house, I realised I had missed the blighter who hid behind the belt of my jeans and t'other one who slithered up under the sleeve of my skivvy.

Did anyone ever mention that leach sucks itch? Like billy-oh ...

A new member of the Ruby Tuesday community.

24 comments:

Dina said...

Oh gross, gross, GROSS!!
My sympathy to you, poor Julie!

(Lavender oil stops my itching, but that's only from bug bites. You could try.)
Good luck.

Lois said...

Oh my! How awful.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh dear - but they used to think 'blood-letting' was good for you, so maybe you'll be feeling particularly frisky in a day or two!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Not an experience I've ever had and one I'm not looking for! Your gales have reached Newcastle this-morning!

brattcat said...

Aw, man, that really sucks.

Perry said...

Sounds like your "Ruby Tuesday" was quite a personal experience!!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. But, your images are worth following and nothing to sneeze at either!

perry

Johanna S said...

Ihhh sounds awful - but I really liked your photo!

Ralph said...

Well, they were attracted to you. The things you can pick up on the riverbank...

Jayne said...

Pack an antihistamine cream in your camera bag, it'll stop all itchy irritations while you're out and about ;)

Julie said...

Really? Okay ... will do ... taa.

chubskulit said...

Nice pair of shoes!

High Seas Expedition for Ruby Tuesday.

reg said...

Not gross at all in response to another comment I have several pairs like this!!!

Liza said...

How awful. I'm not looking forward to that kind of stuff.

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Gattina said...

Looks like the CSI series .... bloody, lol !

Peter said...

Love the name of the creek - Molly M.

Boom Nisanart said...

How awful !!!
By the way, I love your shot ! ...the texture and the red tone is brilliant !


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jabblog said...

Quite an experience. You could have donated them to the local hospital though I expect they have specially bred leeches to ensure that they're not contaminated. Oh dear, I feel all shuddery now ;-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ewwwwwww, now I'm itching!!! Wonder why. How eerie that feels...but, I love your photo!

LOOTERS is my Tuesday blog. I do hope you can find time to drop by if given a chance. Have a great day.

nonizamboni said...

You are a stronger woman than I! Just the word l----es gives me the willies.
Very interesting photo, however. Thanks for sharing a bit of your environment. Happy week!!

ellen b. said...

Oh my! I don't think I'd appreciate leeches on me. I'm scratching just thinking about it. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you. I love your spider web shots!!

Nora Johnson said...

How awful - leeches are such horrible creatures!

Hope you're OK now & having a good week,

LOLA:)

btw Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Yuck, yuck, and more yuck. Reminds me of the leeches scene in African Queen. Yuck. Being the intrepid sort, maybe it's time to add chest high "waders" into your wardrobe. :-D

Reader Wil said...

Oi that's a nasty experience! We have them also in the Netherlands. But the green ants are unknown here. Thank you for the comment!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Crikey you've joined yet another meme.

Erk, remind me to stay away from that place, I'm not keen on leeches.