Leeches between our toes

Trip Start Dec 30, 2010
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Trip End Dec 30, 2011


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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mossman Gorge is a famous walking trek towards the Daintree National Park. We stopped here for one night and in this short time we became very well acquainted with some of the locals.

This was the first day we had encountered any rain so we had another excuse to wear our snazzy raincoats. The walk was not ruined by the rain and we enjoyed several posy moments along the way. Little did we know while we smiled at the camera, giving our best pose, leeches were slowly making their way to us picking up on sound vibrations. After our wet walk we sat in our campervan drying off. I noticed something wriggling by my feet and used a paper towel to put the animal back to into the great outdoors. I suddenly noticed a lot of blood dripping from the creature. Komilla's squeal suddenly caught my attention as she pointed between her toes to a small black leech. I calmly made my way around to wretch the blood sucker off (not knowing then this was probably not the right way to do it). Being a hero I didn't realise I had my own little friend attached to my ankle, I quickly got rid of it. After the very traumatic experience (which led Komilla to constantly look at her toes for the next few weeks) we made our way to Daintree National Park via a ferry with a few less pints of blood in our systems.
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