Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just a fly?

Now THIS is one BIG fly!

How big is it, you ask?

Compare it to the tips of my fingers!

So what kind of fly is... er... was it?

A little googling tells me it was probably a black horse fly. It also tells me that I don't want to be bitten by one because... "This horse fly lands on its victim's neck, head, or back, quickly slices the skin with its bladelike mouthparts, and sucks out blood. Some animals become seriously weakened if they suffer repeated attacks and loss of blood." YIKES!!

It was just outside our back door. And we don't even have any horses!


JHRME said...

I just visably shuddered. Im glad it was...did you get this one with one shot too?

Grandma G said...

LOL Make it one 'stomp' this time. :)