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Botfly Larvae

18 Mar

So around 1pm-ish today I was channel surfing and came upon discovery channel and saw a show about people being bitten by things aka the title being “I was Bitten” and this one story came on and my reaction was like “OMG”. Ok the story was this kid had recently came back from Costa Rica and was bitten twice on both of his legs (one bite on each leg) after a while they began to puss but he noticed something moving inside the hole where he was bitten and noticed it was a botfly larvae in his leg. I was like ‘awaaaaahhhhhh eeweasdheefihdgjbgd” so I went around the net cause at 1st i forgot what it was that bit him and wanted to know what the worm was that was inside him and Luckily i came upon the actual video of him taking the worms out of his leg.

Yea just a warning don’t watch if your eating or can’t take it cause it was a bit gross. The methods he used to get it out was to use Vaseline to suffocate the larvae making it try to come out of the hole it was in. I would Link the video here embedded but due to his requests from youtube you have to go to that person youtube page (thanks for the heads up Brandon LOL) to watch it so anyways here the link to all three parts.

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENcGzjFFW3I

Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUUlT33ewMk

Part 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpTWutad7Gg

That red arrow point to it mouth parts. Imagine pulling this out of your own body :"(

WOW thats just wack! and it has to hurt like hell because the larvae has little spikes on it body pointing downward towards the tail so imagine he had to pull it out with the little spikes going against the flesh inside his leg. Awwww man the things we learn/see on discovery channel. ITS WACK!