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30th Apr '17 3:30:53 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''TotalDramaIsland,'' "Camp Castaways"

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29th Apr '17 7:21:21 AM DrNoPuma
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' has Lazlo going for a swim and coming out with a leech/sea lamprey attached to his head. He decides to call it Lamar and keep it as a pet, even though it was slowly sucking his blood dry.
29th Apr '17 7:13:15 AM DrNoPuma
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Whenever a character accidentally falls into a body of water, especially a stagnant one such as a swamp or pond, expect them to come up and discover a leech - or more - attached to them somewhere. This is usually followed by an [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl ear-splitting scream]]. Often PlayedForLaughs, but can be used to induce {{Squick}} in the viewer or show the harsh reality of the work's setting, particularly as a subversion of CoolClearWater or SkinnyDipping.

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Subtrope of ClingyAquaticLife. Whenever a character accidentally falls into a body of water, especially a stagnant one such as a swamp or pond, expect them to come up and discover a leech - or more - attached to them somewhere. This is usually followed by an [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl ear-splitting scream]]. Often PlayedForLaughs, but can be used to induce {{Squick}} in the viewer or show the harsh reality of the work's setting, particularly as a subversion of CoolClearWater or SkinnyDipping.
10th Mar '17 10:02:54 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Webcomic/CarryOn'': In keeping with the arc's ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' reference, [[http://www.hirezfox.com/km/co/d/20170310.html one page]] features sandy hopping out of the swamp / river, covered in the little bloodsuckers.
2nd Feb '17 10:04:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo gets stung by bees and unwittingly rubs himself with poison ivy. He drowns out the itching by splashing water from a nearby lake on his face, but ends up with leeches on his face, which he doesn't notice.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo gets [[BeeAfraid stung by bees bees]] and [[KnowYourVines unwittingly rubs himself with poison ivy.ivy]]. He drowns out the itching by splashing water from a nearby lake on his face, but ends up with leeches on his face, which he doesn't notice.
9th Jan '17 5:33:31 PM eroock
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9th Jan '17 5:27:35 PM eroock
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-->--''TotalDramaIsland,'' "Camp Castaways"

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20th Nov '16 8:57:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/AnacondasTheHuntForTheBloodOrchid'': While the crew are wading through the marshes of the Indonesian jungle, the captain notices a leech on the neck of the black comic relief character and uses a lighter to kill it. When they lift up his shirt they find that his entire back is covered with dozens of leeches, so they spent the next hour or so removing them one by one.
20th Nov '16 8:54:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', after Tiana and Naveen have both been transformed into frogs and landed in the Louisiana swamp, Naveen explains why he has no money, even though he is a prince.

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* In ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', after Tiana and Naveen have both been transformed into frogs and landed in the Louisiana swamp, Naveen explains why he has no money, even though he is a prince.



* In ''TheRoadToElDorado'', Tulio decides to save time by walking through a pond. Cut to Miguel pulling leeches off his back.

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* In ''TheRoadToElDorado'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', Tulio decides to save time by walking through a pond. Cut to Miguel pulling leeches off his back.
20th Nov '16 8:53:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''On The Banks of Plum Creek,'' book three in the ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' books. The local river has leeches in its calmer, muddier areas that will start nomming on you if you stay in there too long. At a party she's hosting, Laura gets even with her CityMouse rival [[AlphaBitch Nellie]] by luring her and her friends into the river. The other girls are pleasantly grossed out by the leeches, but Nellie freaks out.
* There are leeches in the rivers that run through Nyissa, in David Eddings ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. Not only are they fast, but their bite is venomous -- once a person's been bitten, they're doomed even if they are pulled out of the water before the leeches have drained them.
* In the final novel of the Literature/AubreyMaturin series, ''Blue at the Mizzen'', Stephen Maturin and Christine Wood fall into brackish West African mud. Afterward, each is covered with "astonishingly numerous and avid leeches." They use salt (brought by Christine for this purpose) to remove the leeches (while again this is something ''you should not do'', their application of salt is {{justified|Trope}} on account of the state of medical knowledge in the early 19th century--they wouldn't have known any better).
* Much like in the below-mentioned film adaptation, this also happens in the Creator/StephenKing novella "[[Literature/DifferentSeasons The Body.]]" The only major difference here is that the boys willingly chose to swim in the dammed-up pond, so they stripped naked beforehand. This means that we get to find out exactly [[{{Squick}} where that last leech attached itself to Gordie, and how long it had been there]].
* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': Ed Regis ends up with leeches on him when he falls into the moat at the Tyrannosaur paddock. Before he tears them all off, the reader is treated to him remembering that the maintenance staff said that they liked damp, warm places and "liked to crawl right up your-", at which point Regis snaps out of his shock, rips the leeches off, and legs it.
* UpToEleven in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', where the leeches of Lake Lachrymose are carnivorous and will hunt down anyone [[ScareEmStraight who goes swimming less than an hour after eating]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''On The Banks of Plum Creek,'' book three in the ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' books. The local river has leeches in its calmer, muddier areas that will start nomming on you if you stay in there too long. At a party she's hosting, Laura gets even with her CityMouse rival [[AlphaBitch Nellie]] by luring her and her friends into the river. The other girls are pleasantly grossed out by the leeches, but Nellie freaks out.
* There are leeches in the rivers that run through Nyissa, in David Eddings ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. Not only are they fast, but their bite is venomous -- once a person's been bitten, they're doomed even if they are pulled out of the water before the leeches have drained them.
* In the final novel of the Literature/AubreyMaturin series, ''Blue at the Mizzen'', Stephen Maturin and Christine Wood fall into brackish West African mud. Afterward, each is covered with "astonishingly numerous and avid leeches." They use salt (brought by Christine for this purpose) to remove the leeches (while again this is something ''you should not do'', their application of salt is {{justified|Trope}} on account of the state of medical knowledge in the early 19th century--they wouldn't have known any better).
* Much like in the below-mentioned film adaptation, this also happens in the Creator/StephenKing novella "[[Literature/DifferentSeasons The Body.]]" The only major difference here is that the boys willingly chose to swim in the dammed-up pond, so they stripped naked beforehand. This means that we get to find out exactly [[{{Squick}} where that last leech attached itself to Gordie, and how long it had been there]].
* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': Ed Regis ends up with leeches on him when he falls into the moat at the Tyrannosaur paddock. Before he tears them all off, the reader is treated to him remembering that the maintenance staff said that they liked damp, warm places and "liked to crawl right up your-", at which point Regis snaps out of his shock, rips the leeches off, and legs it.
* UpToEleven in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', where the leeches of Lake Lachrymose are carnivorous and will hunt down anyone [[ScareEmStraight who goes swimming less than an hour after eating]].
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