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(Florida Today)   'Skeeter-geddon': In town for Zimmerman, national media surprised to find mosquitoes living in Florida   (floridatoday.com) divider line 30
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2013-06-12 11:07:25 AM
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2013-06-12 11:16:05 AM
ZIMMERMAN!

DRINK!
 
2013-06-12 11:57:00 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ZIMMERMAN!

DRINK!


Wait, when did this one start? I've still been on the BENGAZI! DRINK!

Y'all need to start send me the drinking memos....
 
2013-06-12 11:58:36 AM
They are biting reporters?

Professional courtesy is dead.
 
2013-06-12 11:59:33 AM
Mosquitoes are commonplace. Especially in Wisconsin

/MN Resident.
 
2013-06-12 12:00:35 PM
Isn't it the state bird?

/it is in South Carolina
 
2013-06-12 12:02:24 PM

theotherles: Mosquitoes are commonplace. Especially in Wisconsin

/MN Resident.


BAMFinator: Isn't it the state bird?

/it is in South Carolina


I'm going to tell you that northern mosquitoes are just as bada*s.  Maybe worse.

/Shorter feeding season?
 
2013-06-12 12:02:44 PM

CapeFearCadaver: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ZIMMERMAN!

DRINK!

Wait, when did this one start? I've still been on the BENGAZI! DRINK!

Y'all need to start send me the drinking memos....


If you drank every time somebody referenced bengazi AND Zimmerman; you'd be dead of cirrhosis in a week.
 
2013-06-12 12:07:10 PM
Hi There!
s23.postimg.org
 
2013-06-12 12:11:52 PM
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2013-06-12 12:17:52 PM
A few summers back, the husband & I took a trip to the Rockies. We were fine in Colorado, but completely swamped with mosquitoes in Laramie, Wyo. I guess I have no idea those bloodsucking bastids were so numerous in the mountains.
 
2013-06-12 12:18:00 PM

Cold_Sassy: theotherles: Mosquitoes are commonplace. Especially in Wisconsin

/MN Resident.

BAMFinator: Isn't it the state bird?

/it is in South Carolina

I'm going to tell you that northern mosquitoes are just as bada*s.  Maybe worse.

/Shorter feeding season?


Yes.
 
2013-06-12 12:18:17 PM

Cold_Sassy: theotherles: Mosquitoes are commonplace. Especially in Wisconsin

/MN Resident.

BAMFinator: Isn't it the state bird?

/it is in South Carolina

I'm going to tell you that northern mosquitoes are just as bada*s.  Maybe worse.

/Shorter feeding season?


Alaska and the Yukon put anything else to shame.
 
2013-06-12 12:22:29 PM
Mosquito swarms:
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freshinfos.com
www.soulshepherding.org
theawesomer.com
Sleep tight.
 
2013-06-12 12:23:50 PM
Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.
 
2013-06-12 12:30:05 PM

SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
www.suncoastpestcontrol.com

 
2013-06-12 12:35:13 PM

smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]



In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch
 
2013-06-12 12:42:50 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]


In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch


British diplomats once pulled extra "tropical duty" pay for a station post in the D.C. area.
 
2013-06-12 12:46:27 PM

SoupJohnB: DROxINxTHExWIND: smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]


In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch

British diplomats once pulled extra "tropical duty" pay for a station post in the D.C. area.


Well, it is a drained swamp.
 
2013-06-12 12:56:59 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: SoupJohnB: DROxINxTHExWIND: smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]


In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch

British diplomats once pulled extra "tropical duty" pay for a station post in the D.C. area.

Well, it is a drained swamp.


Right.  And I will resist an ironic retort.

/must - not - mention - politics
 
2013-06-12 01:00:18 PM

fiddle-faddle: Hi There!
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Well, hello there crane fly.

What do you have to do with any of this?
 
2013-06-12 01:23:34 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: SoupJohnB: DROxINxTHExWIND: smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]


In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch

British diplomats once pulled extra "tropical duty" pay for a station post in the D.C. area.

Well, it is a drained swamp.


That's actually a myth. It was just described as a swamp (or in similar terms) by northern congressmen who had never experienced heat and humidity before, and acquired the reputation. There were a few areas that had to be filled in at some point, but it's a pretty insignificant percentage.

Of course, they also used to run a canal right where Constitution Avenue is now, so that probably didn't help things.
 
2013-06-12 02:15:29 PM
When it comes to critters, Florida is pretty much Australia light. Our critters don't want to kill you, they just want to hurt you really, really bad. Or, at the very least, scare the shiat out of the tourists.
 
2013-06-12 03:48:56 PM
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Send them to the panhandle and introduce them to yellow flies.
 
2013-06-12 04:41:23 PM

cptjeff: DROxINxTHExWIND: SoupJohnB: DROxINxTHExWIND: smitty04: SoupJohnB: Meh.  There are worse insects in Florida, especially near any swampy coastal areas.

/No, not the Governor.  He's a reptilian species.

Wait until they see the size of the Florida cockroaches.
[www.suncoastpestcontrol.com image 200x170]


In DC we have a giant summer cockroach that only comes out when the nights start to warm up.


/they crunch

British diplomats once pulled extra "tropical duty" pay for a station post in the D.C. area.

Well, it is a drained swamp.

That's actually a myth. It was just described as a swamp (or in similar terms) by northern congressmen who had never experienced heat and humidity before, and acquired the reputation. There were a few areas that had to be filled in at some point, but it's a pretty insignificant percentage.

Of course, they also used to run a canal right where Constitution Avenue is now, so that probably didn't help things.


Technically a swamp is a forested wetland. DC was pretty wooded when they first built it, but the small amount of wetlands that existed along the tidal rivers were marshes. So not a swamp.

What a swamp may look like:

farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-06-12 04:42:55 PM
Mosquitoes in Florida are no big deal, because the place is highly populated and they spray for them everywhere.

Mosquitoes in Michigan's UP, a different prospect altogether.
 
2013-06-12 05:10:17 PM
Just wait until the media realizes Trayvon is not 12....beat the hell out of Zimmerman....and was drinking Arizona Watermelon drink
 
2013-06-12 07:33:40 PM
Wow, MSM reporters being harassed by unwelcome, blood sucking pests? This is the best sort of irony. Well played mother nature.
 
2013-06-12 09:15:29 PM
According to Florida state law, if a skeeter looks like he might bite you, you can shoot him in self defense.
 
2013-06-12 09:51:11 PM
Ironically, I live west of I75 in north central Florida, where there are few, if any mosquitos. Nearest body of water is the Santa Fe river and it's about 4 miles away. Biggest insect pest is gnats, that buzz your face and ears. And occasionally "no see ums" that blow in from the coasts once in a while. Feels like you are getting poked with needles when they hit you.
 
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