Re: Leech Socks

Subject: Re: Leech Socks
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 14:46:52 +1000 (EST)
Tony -

At 09:09 23/04/1997 +1000, you wrote:
>Does anyone know where one can purchase a pair (or in my case 3 pairs) of  
>leech socks from?

My experience is that some heavier (cream-based rather than spray) insect
repellents can help deter (if imperfectly) leeches, especially if also
smeared on your socks.  However, about the worst thing with leeches is the
squishiness inside your boots after a few hours walk.

>Perhaps this is another item that the RAOU (Birds Australia) could  

Knit a better leech-proof sock and we will tread a squishy path to your door.

Cheers,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
Tel: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 9882 2677.
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