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I find it slightly unusual for a leech to make its way into your composter. However, leeches are closely related to worms. A leech can be identified by two vacuum-like suckers on both ends and exactly 34 segments.

Leeches don't eat a lot but they will eat worms from time to time. It is very common to see other insects in your compost bins, but most are beneficial. Watch out for predatory consumers such as centipedes, ground beetles, rove beetles, and ants.