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"Springwatch" Showed A Close-Up Of A Leech's Anal Sucker And It Was Horrific

"That's what you pay your licence fee for, folks," said Chris Packham. "OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?!" said everyone else.

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If you watch Springwatch, the BBC's flagship nature programme and uniquely British badger-bothering tweefest, you may have witnessed this last night.

I did not expect to hear the phrase 'anal sucker' on BBC Springwatch.

Wow, a closeup of a leech's anal sucker. I'm going to miss #Springwatch.

Not everyone was impressed, especially people who were eating their dinner.

'Anal sucker'??? I'm eating here. #springwatch


"here's a close up of its anal sucker" spring watch literally what the fuck


As presenter Chris Packham explained: "We think what was happening there, the leech was protecting itself when Si [the fish] attacked it. It attached itself to its eye using its anal sucker.

"We've got a close-up here – that's what you pay your licence fee for, folks."

Here is the magical moment Chris Packham showed the nation a close-up of an anal sucker, for you to enjoy again and again. / Via BBC