Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

It's Wet When Leeches Relocate to Bathrooms

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

It's Wet When Leeches Relocate to Bathrooms

Article excerpt

WHEN leeches are coming indoors to shelter from the rain, you know it has been just too wet.

On Monday a colleague reported he had found a leech in his bathroom. His house is in the centre of town with no bush anywhere near the dwelling.

Yet he turned up one of those nasty bloodsuckers, which are normally found in water courses and other wet areas in the wild, in his family home.

"I guess it's just too wet for them," he joked during the morning news conference.

Stats from the weatherzone website backed up the gut feeling that there have not been many dry days so far this summer.

In December in Grafton there have been only eight days without rain and down river at the Yamba Pilot Station, the rain gauge has been dry on only seven days this month.

Typical of the miserable weather, Christmas Day proved to be the wettest day of the month, with 16mm recorded in Grafton and 28. …

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