I hate these pesky little critters. They just can’t help themselves in getting their blood meal. I could almost put up with them taking my blood, that’s not really the issue, it’s the carnage they leave behind. Itchy annoying sores, that stay for weeks and then leave scars. Sometimes they can become infected. Also these little pests can spread some pretty nasty diseases.
The Mosquito Ninja
What amazes me is when you watch one, they are such clumsy little creatures. But there skill is in the their stealth. I can watch one, and it’ll simply “disappear”. It’s like “the ring” from the lord of the rings. I suspect that over trillions of years they’ve evolved so their colouration gives them the maximum chance of blending in with the twilight and night which is when they like to bite. So as they move, there colour will start to blend in with whatever’s in the background. This is what I’m calling the Mosquito Ninja effect.
As an aside here in Thailand, people put small pools of water outside bars, shops and hospitals (for instance), sometimes with water plants. One can see little fish in these “ponds”, the little fish are guppies who eat the mosquito larvae. GO GUPPY !
So just wanted to share I don’t see these creatures doing anything positive in the world. I hate them because of the incredibly irritating sores/bites they leave behind. Actually I am quite please every time I squash one, does give me a kind of evil satisfaction knowing there is one less mosquito in the world 😈
(Even looking for the photo above made my skin crawl !)
Over to you guys, how do you feel about these pesky little ninjas ? Do we have any mosquito lovers in our midst or does anyone know of a positive reason for these creatures existing ?
PS (Wesley Snipes is my celeb name for this post … for fun you may think up a tenuous connection if you like, please keep it clean and respectful, otherwise I may not be able to post)
Resources & Sources
Mosquito On Arm – morgueFile.com
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