Leeches in Dominican Republic?

Hi,
I’ll be travelling to the DR in a few days and will be spending some time in the jungle near Samana. Could someone tell me if there are leeches here? We went to Borneo last year where leeches were present and I wanted to be prepared if necessary!

andrea1986 26/04/14    Wildlife and natureDominican Republic Link Report

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Hi Andrea, I am in the process of editing our new Dominican Republic guide (to be published later this year) and I can confirm that nary a leech is mentioned anywhere in the text! I think you’re OK. I’ll double-check with our author though just in case some late leech update is looming.

Neil McQuillian 30/04/14    Link Report

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  • Hi again, just to say that our author has told me he never once heard of leeches being an issue.

    Neil McQuillian 01/05/14    Link Report

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