Flatworm? NO - LEECH
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|While at the pond I saw what I thought was a Leech in the water. When I sat and watched there were quite a few about and then I noticed two on the bank which I thought was funny for Leeches. I photographed this one which was about 5 inches long. Another person thought they were Flatworms. Can you identify it please?|
Nephrotome2 has confirmed it is a LEECH and I thank you for that.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, 180mm focal length, Auto exposure and white balance, Hand held.
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You can give them earthworms as food (even big ones). They'll catch it from the middle and will swallow it all.
- [2007-09-01 10:50]
Never knew they lived in the UK so very well seen and captured.
Very good light and colours.