The BBC has just released a documentary that has many people scared. The main character in the video is a red leech up to 1m long on the island of Borneo, Indonesia.
This giant leech can swallow a large earthworm. The filmmakers discovered the leech on Mount Kinabalu, the largest mountain in the island of Borneo.
This species of leech has just been discovered and it still does not have an official scientific name. Members of a tribe in Mount Kinabalu call it the “giant red leech”.
The giant red leech is one of the largest leeches in the world. Scientists believe that large individuals of this leech can even be more than 1m long.
In the documentary, the leech sniffed the earthworm from quite a distance. When it encounters its prey, it moves very quickly and rushes to swallow the prey.
The documentary’s production director, Paul Williams, said the leech devoured its prey the same way pythons do.