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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l was greatly perturbed by a piece of information which reached me by a recent mail, and which I append:—" was asking whether you had seen any of the leeches which hia cousin (I think) had found such a pest in the woods in some parts of New Zealand. He said they were hanging on trees and crawling on the ground, and that one knew nothing till one's boot was fall of blood, or perhaps one had fallen on to a man's neck, and he was faint with loss of blood. I hope there are non 6 in your part." Now, Mr Editor, is this not shocking ? I am sure you will excuse my addressing you while my nerves are still in a fluster. To think that this beautiful land, where I hoped to end my days in peace, should be crawling with such beasts, and especially the charming woods, where I am so fond of strolling in the afternoons ! It is really dreadful. Perhaps some of your naturalist readers may be able to give me some ray of comfort in my misery and tell their experiences. In my present state of mind I can only sign myself Nerves. Dunedin, October 15.

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COLONIAL LEECHES., Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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COLONIAL LEECHES. Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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