WATCH: Blood-sucking leech with 3 jaws and up to 59 teeth discovered in DC-area swamps

WASHINGTON — Scientists with the Smithsonian have discovered a new blood-sucker in the D.C. area — a previously unknown species of leech that has three jaws with up to 59 teeth.

The scientists with the Smithsonian recently published a paper in the Journal of Parasitology documenting their discovery of the leech, or Macrobdella mimicusThey said the leech is the first to be discovered on the content in over 40 years.

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