Leeches – Varmints! – 118


Do you think leeches suck? Well, you are right! Join Paul and Donna today to talk about these weird little worms today on the Varmints! podcast!

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Yep, they gots a butt sucker.

Leeches have diffuse nervous systems, learn what that means right here, courtesy of the Journal of Experimental Biology!

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And yet they’re not nervous.

Do you remember the Leech from X-Men comics? We didn’t but here’s a writeup courtesy of xmenmovies.fandom.com!

No can use powerz on Leech. Go pound sand, Magneto.

The Worst Jobs in History – Leech Collector! Video courtesy of YouTube user SonicGameReviews.

Remember they are worms with character!

Here’s What Happens When you Swallow a Leech, article courtesy of howstuffworks.com.

All we can say is ew.

10 Juicy Facts About Leeches, courtesy of mentalfloss.com.

Karl Ragnar Gjertsen via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 2.5

Interesting and gross.

Now you know a little more about leeches than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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And a very special welcome to the more than 1,200 of you that gave us a like on our Facebook page. Holy cow! Thank you! We hope you like what you hear and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured Image Swimming Freshwater Leech, Great Broughton, Cumbria, UK was provided by Martyn Fletcher is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)
All other images on the page are featured on the linked websites.
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Justine and Santiago are the hosts of the very funny Weird With You podcast.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.