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What are the worms that stick to you like leaches but are clear or tan?

me an my friend went swimming in my grandmas pond. when we got out we had these little worms all over us and they were hard to get off. some that stuck on long enough had blood you could see inside of them. what are these and how do we get them off ? we got most off and hopefully all.help!!!!!!!

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Go take a shower

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i have to take one too lol
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Leaches.

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Sounds like some sort of leach; mostly off? Get them all off. If it was me I wouldn't swim in that pond any more.

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wash ur body with dish soap, i hope that can help you and you friend

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You may have encountered a number of things.I think that you're referring to eggs, They're actually snail eggs, they have a sticky slime used to anchor the sacks to rocks & plants. You can actually see the little embryos, & almost everyone that has encountered them has described the same exact things. Clear worms with stripes could be rock worms, they're the larvae of the caddisflies. The 3rd thing could be a type of leech, there are many types. And just to add to the confusion, there are many parasites that it could be, i tried to start with the easiest. The best way to identify them would be to post a picture & ask.

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