Everyone loves a good monster for Halloween. How about the cute duck leech or nose leech, Theromyzon? Lookit the little eyes!
And here is one being a good parent~
But, of course, the real reason Theromyzon is being featured is because of its favorite place to hang out, which is, well, duck noses.
And that’s probably the tamest pic, you can find more gruesome stuff yourself.
Which brings me to one of my favorite expressions, one in French, which is tirer les vers du nez (“pulling the worms from the nose”). It means “drawing out information through questioning”, but why it is what it is is… well, no idea.
Nose leeches. I want one. :3