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And so are mucus membranes. (After all, they make mucus!)
And this year, scientists discovered a leech that feeds on mucus membranes. Blech! What do you call a creature this horrible? Try the Tyrannobdella rex: “tyrant leech king”!
Full story here...but look out! This story has a picture of the leech sucking on a human eyeball. Yeah.
BONUS: See the National Geographic list of 2010's weirdest new animals here!