Friday, 27 July 2007

'Man Bites Dog!'

If you don't like creepy crawlies, the North East of Thailand is the wrong place for you. It's absolutely swarming with them.

Most of them are benign, such as the termites that swarm at night round the lights and the black beetles that have just stripped one of our trees and which in turn were collected and fried up by Mama. But some of them are highly dangerous.

The millipedes as long as my hand can give a nasty bite, not to mention the scorpions which seem to like to come into the cool of the house. Cat trimmed this one's tail and used it as a lesson for the children. I hate even a poisonous insect being tormented and crushed but at least this one wasn't wasted. Mama was highly appreciative!

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