Leeches mostly live in thick forest and jungles but some live in England. They eat by latching on to other animals, including people and suck their blood!
Leeches are segmented worms with flattened bodies. They are usually black or brown, although some species are brightly colored. Many leeches have attractive speckled or striped patterns.
Leeches are most abundant in warm, calm, shallow waters of ponds and lakes, especially in areas choked with vegetation and various debris.
Did you know?
Leeches, like their relatives the earthworms, are hermaphrodites, which means that each leech is both male and female.