Leech repelling

Subject: Leech repelling
From: Victoria Quinton <>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 12:47:49 +1100
Does this mean there may be a market for "Birdaus- own pantyhose and other
leech-encumbering products"?

At 11:26 AM 28/11/2000 +1000, you wrote:
> Leeches can be distracting when ascending your legs at the rate of hundreds
> per hour, especially while attempting bird surveys in moist forests.  Hikers
> don't understand the problem because they keep moving.  When forced to stand
> still in deep leaf litter for 20 minutes or more, the numbers attracted can
> be astounding.
> Following the advice of "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay, I wear women's
> underwear ....etc", I found that wearing two pairs of fine denier pantyhose
> stopped leeches from biting me, at least below the waist.
> Applications of salt, soap and a little vigilance should take care of the
> rest.
> Glenn
> Glenn Holmes & Associates
> *birding & botanical specialists*
> PO Box 1246 Atherton  Qld 4883

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