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How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? #426322
12/29/11 01:15 PM
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Before coming to San Pedro, we are going to campfor a week in the jungle around the hummingbird highway. Someone told us to watch for a botfly bite.

How can one tell how serious is it. Other than having bugs under your skin, does it make a person sick? If so what are the symptoms?

Also, what do you do about it if you are so lucky to be chosen by the botfly?

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone] #426325
12/29/11 03:37 PM
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I'm no expert and a quick google search will be more accurate but it is a Mosquito that transports the bot fly larva so you just need to take usual anti-mosquito precautions. Mis diagnosis by Doctors with no experience once back in the first world is the worst outcome - so long as you're OK with a quarter inch beast living under your skin. There are some cracking Videos and pictures out there. I have a nice one of one being removed from a persons eyeball - anyone?

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil] #426331
12/29/11 03:54 PM
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Symptom

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Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil] #426332
12/29/11 03:55 PM
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Ready..............

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click to enlarge and see this little sucker in all it's glory...........................

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone] #426333
12/29/11 03:58 PM
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PS certain I stole these images from this site or somewhere similar - so not my work or eye!!!!!!!!!

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone] #426334
12/29/11 04:15 PM
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//Ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/botfly.html
//Ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/botfly2.html

swelling, pain, grease over the air hole kills em by suffocation.

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone] #426342
12/29/11 06:11 PM
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I've talked to people that live in cayo...work with horses/cattle and have had maybe one in their life time. But you'd be surprised how many emails I get about it...I guess not that surprised if you see those pictures above.

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Phil] #426422
12/30/11 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil
Ready..............

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click to enlarge and see this little sucker in all it's glory...........................


wow.....................are the police looking for me!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: BrusselSprout] #426481
12/31/11 01:57 PM
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Thanks that was what I was wondering about!
Good to know.

Re: How common is the BotFly to bites/plants eggs? [Re: Sammalbone] #426483
12/31/11 02:17 PM
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Makes a great souvenir to bring home and show your friends if you're lucky enough to get one...

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