Tuesday, 10 February 2009

I is for...

I is for some of the visitors we have had during our time here, most of whom have been and still are unwelcome (that is insects and not people). Unfortunately for Alana the most frequent visitor are mosquitoes that really like her. So every night we have a mosquito hunt in her room before she sleeps, but now and then we do miss them and we have a spotty daughter in the morning. Needless to say the culprits are soon found and despatched.

We have three times had a late night visitor in our bathroom which most certainly wakes you up when you walk in late at night. A small scorpion! I once caught one in a tub and kept him hoping to have a closer look at him when he died but he didn’t so he went the same way that goldfish end up going. Down the loo.

Quite often we have found these big bugs or beetles in our garden (usually stuck on their backs). They look like quite cumbersome things but do have some impressive horn structures on them.

Just today we had a giant dragon fly (body length of about 7cm) flitting around our house trying to find a way out

The last visitor and thankfully only once was a ventuga bug which is a very unwelcome bug for the diseases it spreads so thankfully we found it and not the other way around.

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