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These Blood Sucking Fish Are Causing Havoc In The UK!

11. November 2016 - By Diana M. Nichols

The UK isn’t usually known for dangerous creatures but an official warning has been put out to bathers as there is a worryingly high number of lampreys this year.

They live in the sea, but at this time of year they swim inland, up river, to lay their eggs.

They look pretty scary with all those teeth!

They kill their prey slowly by sucking the blood from them

The bigger the better for lampreys, here they are devouring a trout…

They usually eat fish, but if you happen to swim by, they’d love to suck your blood too!

Once they latch on to you, they’re pretty hard to get off

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Often several lampreys will attack at once, the bigger the prey the more lampreys will try to feed on it

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So be very careful if you’re swimming in rivers or in the sea this year

You really don’t want these blood suckers coming after you!

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