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Got Nabbed!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This evening around 7:00 I decided I really needed a nice long walk to end a day of meeting schedules. We had church from 10 to 12:30, lunch and free time until 3:30, visit with Mom until 5:00 , visitation at funeral home, then dinner at local restaurant and home again. It was still about 90 degrees , but, I felt I just had to get out for a walk so I dressed in my coolest clothes, got my phone and ear plugs , set my emoticon and I was ready. emoticon

It was hot emoticon but I was ready and needy for exercise. The first 15 minutes went well, but the next few minutes everything went awry. Something black and buzzing came into view and tried attacking me. I slapped at it, danced around and finally (forgetting my bad knee) took off running to get away from it. emoticon

I lost the race and got nabbed and if you have ever been stung or bitten by one of these you know how bad it hurt. I have two huge whelps that itch like the dickens and I didn't get to finish the walk. Here's an example of the creature.

Horseflies are at least three times larger than a regular housefly and are agressive and do not give up on their subject. A lesson I learned tonight!

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    Those buggers HURT when they bite and long afterward!!! OUCH!!! I hope you feel better soon!!!
    1845 days ago
    O! I do NOT miss those vile things! Thanks for giving me another reason for loving having moved to Alaska! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1846 days ago
  • GABY1948
    OH NO! Yes, I have been bitten by one in the past! TAKE care of that...I always spray with me non oily spray when I go out for ANYTHING!

    1846 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I'm so emoticon you got stung by that horsefly, it's been years since I was stung and yes it does hurt, hope you recover quickly and the itching goes away fast.

    You mentioned about last evening it was 90 degrees, that is exactly what it was in my part of the world, at 7:30pm last night we were reading 90 degrees F all week we have been between 90 degrees to 93 degrees, today it is much cooler...
    1847 days ago
    I feel you GolfGma, I hate those thing and they love the heck out of me. I have to wear long sleeves and I hate it. I have to play golf in long pant even if it is 98 degrees and I hate that. The will eat me alive. Bless you. Those critters are so mean. emoticon
    1847 days ago
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    1847 days ago
    I need the persistence of horsefly with my spark program emoticon !
    1847 days ago
    I haven't seen a horsefly in years. I used to live in Kansas until I was 15 and that was the last time I remember seeing them. I empathize with your misery. They are mean creatures.
    1847 days ago
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