Credit: Anna J. Phillips et al., PLoS ONE
PHOTO: Anna J. Phillips, PLoS ONE

How would you like to have someone pick a leech (a blood-sucking ringed worm) out of your nose? That’s just what happened to a girl in Peru who bathed in a river. The leech was sent to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where this new leech was given the name Tyrannobdella rex or Tyrant Leech King.