In the rainforest leaches are very common, they are vicious and blood-thirsty. You can find them just about everywhere in the forest: in shallow water and especially on wet rainforest trails.
Leeches have heat-seeking sensors and are very sensitive to human body heat. They will bite you in lower leg areas like the ankles and they can bite you trough loosely woven socks. The leech bite itches and is very irritating and it can lead to infection very easily especially in jungle conditions.
These TravelSafe Leech proof socks will prevent you against these annoying bites