In article <uPYhfo5D$GA.316 at cpmsnbbsa03>, tryggvi at email.msn.com says...
>> When I was a kid living in Indiana, I would play in the nearby creek
>if there weren't any dinosaurs to hunt . One day I caught something like
>what you are describing and showed it to my Grandfather who told me that
>horsehairs left in the water came to life and wiggled like the creature I
>had found. I believed that for more years than I care to remember. They were
>fairly common in ponds and sluggish streams--even if there were no horses
>> I never had any reason to believe they were parasites, but I've
>always wondered what they were.
I am going to take it to the extension agent and see if I can get it identified. I will post
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