#1 Mosquitoes the size of a quarter may plague Florida03-11-2013, 10:55 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, 11:01 PM
Pat could substitute these for chicken in his hot wing recipe.
03-11-2013, 11:26 PM
: “Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal.”
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
03-12-2013, 12:13 AM
May the FORCE be with you!
03-12-2013, 12:19 AM
Here is da monster!!!
I have yet to see any of these...May the FORCE be with you!
03-12-2013, 09:38 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
03-12-2013, 10:30 AM
There are insects in Florida much scarier than a giant mosquitoe.“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
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