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  1. #1
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    Default Can anyone guess what this is?

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/20064...03114374LCdfaf

    Terrible picture, sorry. Found this hanging off my horses belly last night. Any ideas? It was a first for me!
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    Did you pull it off?



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    Is that a ca-coon?
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    Scraped it off rather than pull it off and no, it is not a caccoon (sp???).
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



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    Can you describe it? Plant? Animal?



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    Sorry I am not help but that is really strange.



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    How did it feel? Slimy, hard? Plant? Animal? How do you know it wasn't a ca-coon?
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    It's "cocoon". The word, I mean. No idea what the thing itself is. Need more info; at this point I'm not sure if it was part of the horse, something he rolled in, or what.
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    I know what it is...just thought it would be fun to make people guess

    It is not part of the horse, it is animal and I did not feel it...ewwww
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



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    Bat???? Gross....
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    Slug??



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    No idea, but it looks weird.
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    A leech?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoroughbredFancy View Post
    A leech?
    We have a winner!!!!

    Someone said "what is that dangling off your horses belly?"...I leaned over to have a look and said "a huge slug" then got closer and went "OH GROSS NO IT'S A LEETCH!!!"

    It was so engorged with blood I think it was dead already....gross.

    My horse has taken up swimming this year and spends a fair amount of time thrashing, canon ball-ing, rolling and pawing in the disgusting pond in his paddock (same horse is an idiot about liverpools and water complexes...go figure). So now I have to do a leetch check every day. Do you think one of those could do any harm if it was in his sheath?? Ugh...so gross.
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



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    Default Resistance is Futile

    So sorry...your horse has been replaced by a Pod Creature (a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers).

    If you had only caught it before he/she fell asleep...

    Of course, you can now blame any aberrant behavior on the PseudoHorse taking the place of your former horse
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    Disgusting! Lord! Thankful I live in the drylands now~!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sisu27 View Post
    My horse has taken up swimming this year and spends a fair amount of time thrashing, canon ball-ing, rolling and pawing in the disgusting pond in his paddock (same horse is an idiot about liverpools and water complexes...go figure). So now I have to do a leetch check every day. Do you think one of those could do any harm if it was in his sheath?? Ugh...so gross.
    Nah - it won't hurt him.

    But I think it's hysterically funny that your horse plays in muddy water but is afraid of liverpools.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    So sorry...your horse has been replaced by a Pod Creature (a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers).

    If you had only caught it before he/she fell asleep...

    Of course, you can now blame any aberrant behavior on the PseudoHorse taking the place of your former horse



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    Quote Originally Posted by sisu27 View Post
    We have a winner!!!!

    Someone said "what is that dangling off your horses belly?"...I leaned over to have a look and said "a huge slug" then got closer and went "OH GROSS NO IT'S A LEETCH!!!"

    It was so engorged with blood I think it was dead already....gross.

    My horse has taken up swimming this year and spends a fair amount of time thrashing, canon ball-ing, rolling and pawing in the disgusting pond in his paddock (same horse is an idiot about liverpools and water complexes...go figure). So now I have to do a leetch check every day. Do you think one of those could do any harm if it was in his sheath?? Ugh...so gross.
    Oh dear Lord, leeches are gross.



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