He’s had a nice walk today and he’s been fed. He keeps going to odd places in the house, trying to squeeze into corners, and then walking from room to room. He’s not usually this mental!
Oh, yeah, he did get stung by a bee today, he made a huge deal over it–we had to cut our walk short because he kept stopping to flap his ears and claw at his head (I got the stinger out of his ear, and he doesnt have a welt)
Is this normal dog behavior?
He’s a treeing walker coonhound–he weighs about 60 lbs
Actually he does have a welt–his ear is swollen to about 2x the regular thickness. Obviously, this is why he can’t relax.
I live southwest Washington and I grabbed a lavender plant while on a walk. Something jabbed into my hand and started stinging like poison hell, I looked and saw what appeared to be a small sliver, but it was stinging like crazy, I couldn’t pull it out although it was sticking straight out, and it was oozing clear/blood secretions, so I left it alone and started walking home. It started going limp so i couldn’t grip it, and it was a little deeper into my hand. The next time I looked down, it was completely under my skin with a little red trail. It slowly disappeared. Now I cant even see where it went in, but the area is puffy, red, and tender. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Bear in mind it looked EXACTLY like a sliver, but when it was sticking out it stung like a bee sting. Help.
Posted in Colony Collapse Disorder
Tagged bear in mind, bee sting, blood, Hand, Hell, home, lavender, plant, poison, secretions, sliver, something, southwest washington, t grip, walk, walking home
I went on a walk earlier (without bugspray or a hat), and as soon as I entered the woods, bugs started swarming over my head, and didn’t stop until I left the woods. I was able to catch one and look at it carefully, but it escaped before I could take it home and take a picture. So, the information I remember about it is all conditional on my memory being correct.
*It had 6 legs (hey, that narrows it down to 900,000 species!)
*It lived in upstate New York
*Head to abdomen, it was just under half an inch long
*It had a tough abdomin, like a beetle
*The throax and abdomin was covered in verticle stripes of black and red. Also, the eyes had red coloring similar to the back markings
*It had two thin, veiny, but relatively tough wings (I was able to carry it to my car by one wing, and it didn’t seem hurt after that)
*It had what looked like two hairy proboscises
*It seemed to swarm together with fellow bugs of the same species
*It was very interested in my hair and neck, but only my hair and neck. I think one bit my neck, but didn’t break the skin, or at least didn’t have anything alergic in its saliva, because I didn’t form a bump on my neck
*Aside from being extremely annoying, it seemed to be rather benign. It kept trying to land in my hair, but aside from the one bite, didn’t seem to want to suck my blood or anything like that
Anyway, I left it alive for the drive home, and it escaped. Can anyone guess which insect was bugging me from the written descriptions of what I can remember?
Probably some form of gnat, but could answerers be a bit more specific?
Posted in Package Bees
Tagged bugging, bugs, bugspray, hat, head, home, information, insect, kind, memory, Picture, walk
What is the name and composer of the composition featured in “Mr. Holland’s Opus” when Glen’s wife and child walk in to his classroom and the child mimics him conducting, only he closes his eyes and doesn’t stop when the music ends because he is deaf? I think that’s the part in the movie, but it may not be.
For those musically inclined, here are the notes from the first phrase (possibly not in the correct key). Capital letters indicate a note higher than (or the same pitch as) the preceding note; lowercase letters are lower than the preceding note. This is all within one octave:
C F G A A g B-FLAT a d c, A f G d c E F.
Tagged child, classical, classical composition, classroom, composer, Composition, Glen, mr holland, music, name, opus, walk, wife
After coming inside from a walk with my dog, I was taking my jacket off (it was late April) and I felt something like a leaf in my hair. I went to remove it but then got attacked and bitten. Later I found it was some sort of weird looking bug that looked like a bee but with a different head. It has been 4 months and I have recently linked it to being the kissing bug. I found out they carry the Chagas Disease and am worried it might have given it to me. I live in Pennsylvania so I am very surprised that it would be here because it is a tropical/warm climate bug. I called my doctor and the nurse answered and pretty much wasn’t taking me seriously at all when I told him the story about how I feel that I have Chagas Disease and want to get tested for it…What do you think? Honestly…
It bit me on the neck. There were hardly any symptoms except for it being sore that day and day after. When it bit me I freaked out because it’s bite was EXTREMELY painful and so I tried squeezing the “venom” cuz I thought it was a spider at first out of the area…I might have splashed it with water afterward I’m not sure…it’s been 4 months..
Posted in Honey Uses
Tagged 4 months, april, bug, Chagas, chagas disease, disease, dog, hair, jacket, kissing bug, leaf, nurse, Pennsylvania, something, walk, warm climate