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Posted By: Nass, 06-15-2013, 11:09 AM

Thought this was quite amusing, this was a few minutes ago in the back garden, on my left hand. Check out the expanded abdomen!


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06-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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He/she certainly made a meal of you!

Love the shots and it's something I could never take as it would have been squished as soon as it landed.

West Nile Virus is an increasing problem here and mossies are not well liked.
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Wow, great shots ... and did the mosquito survive to enjoy your blood?! J
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In England the mosquitoes don't tend to carry bad stuff, I can well understand how they're not popular in all parts of the world. The silly girl landed on my left hand whilst I was trying to hold back a fern to take a photo of some beetle with my right, so I let her sit there and do her thing. Then just blew her off when she was done. I live near a stream and we have billions of these things flying about in the forest just across from the garden!

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Great shots, but I would have had to swat it.
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incredible shots!
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These are incredible shots. Can't believe you managed them one handed too. I am with the general consensus and would have killed the little bugger but it was kind of you to let it live and go one to reproduce and have a million or more young ones.
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Intriguing photos. If I had done this the after shot would have been a bloody mess.


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