#1 Mosquitoes the size of a quarter may plague Florida03-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Neal Colgrass, Newser10:38a.m. EDT March 11, 2013
As if deadly sinkholes and Burmese pythons weren't enough, now Florida may find itself contending with another summer of giant mosquitoes that pack a ferocious bite, LiveScience reports.
Dubbed gallinippers, the quarter-sized mosquitoes hatch after a flood or rainstorm, and saw a bumper crop after Tropical Storm Debby struck Florida last summer. Now another rainy season could produce even more.
A gallinipper is 20 times the size of a typical mosquito, "and it's mean, and it goes after people, and it bites, and it hurts," says Anthony Pelaez of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. A gallinipper bite "feels like you're being stabbed."
These are the kind that sometimes get stuck in bone!
03-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Pat could substitute these for chicken in his hot wing recipe.
03-11-2013, 10:26 PM
: “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
” Obummercare, 20 percent of the time it works everytime.
03-11-2013, 11:13 PM
May the FORCE be with you!
03-11-2013, 11:19 PM
Here is da monster!!!
I have yet to see any of these...May the FORCE be with you!
03-12-2013, 08:38 AM
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
03-12-2013, 09:30 AM
There are insects in Florida much scarier than a giant mosquitoe.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.C. S. Lewis
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