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Why are human children more likely to get lice (nits) than adults?

By my own experience, Lice seems to be prevalent in the hair of human children, but not in adults. My question is Why are human children more likely to get lice than adults? Assumptions: Can be ...
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Are there any arboreal mammals which eat leeches?

Are there any tree-dwelling mammals which might be found taking a living leech and eating it? (And do any hollow-dwelling birds of prey eat leeches?)