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There are two main types of leech in Japan including the blood sucking type shown in this video as well as a much larger carnivorous variety. This latter leech is without sucking mouthparts and instead has a giant mouth which allows it to swallow prey nearly as large as the leech. Please see the video link below to view this fascinating carnivore of the moist forest floor taking on a giant earthworm.
Please copy and paste the link above into your browser address field or search YouTube for the video titled ‘Japan Mountain Leech vs. Giant Earthworm’