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    Neal Colgrass, Newser10:38a.m. EDT March 11, 2013
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    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."
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    These are the kind that sometimes get stuck in bone!

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    Pat could substitute these for chicken in his hot wing recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Pat could substitute these for chicken in his hot wing recipe.
    I'm thinkin, I'm thinkin! Hot sauce goes good on everything!

    But damn! 20 times the size of a regular 3" skeeter! OMG Thats like 5 feet long, I need a bigger gun!

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    OMG!!!





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    Here is da monster!!!




    I have yet to see any of these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Here is da monster!!!




    I have yet to see any of these...
    I heard they like to suck blood right out of your eyeball!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I heard they like to suck blood right out of your eyeball!


    FT Drum, in waaaaay upstate NY, has the largest moquitos that I've ever seen. The larger ones have tail numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post


    FT Drum, in waaaaay upstate NY, has the largest moquitos that I've ever seen. The larger ones have tail numbers.

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    There are insects in Florida much scarier than a giant mosquitoe.

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