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Ben E Gas
04-30-2001, 12:46 PM
I posted this under the Cat-General section but I thought I'd post it under Pet General for others to comment on it:

The Follower Fly

It's a bug, that my friends and I dubbed, "The Follower Fly". He is always around when I'm camping or hiking. I think it is a type of horse fly. There are only a few ways to get away from it:

1.The easiest--get inside your tent and zip up for a few minutes.

2.Next best choice--a trick we found that works well-- Point your head towards your unexpected friend's midsection. You must be close to them, the follower will transfer over to them. This method is the funnest, especially if your friend has no idea what you're doing. As soon as the follower flies into their hair, they'll know. And at this point start running, pointing and yelling "haha haha, you have the follower."

3.run while waving hands at your head, sometimes this works.

4.kill it, a hard task unless you have a well aimed newspaper.

Has anyone had experiences with this follower fly?

Igor Inc. (c)2001

04-30-2001, 02:37 PM
No, I have never seen those before, but you reminded me of something that happened to me a few years ago when my ex-boyfriend and I were camping. I went to shampoo my hair, and on my way back to the tent, I noticed that there were three or four bees swarming around my head. I started running back to the tent, and my boyfriend started batting them away from my head and quickly shoved me into the tent and zipped it shut. He said that it must have been the shampoo...I had washed my hair with apple-scented shampoo. I don't know if that's what it was, but I was terrified!
Looking back, though, it's kind of funny...I must have looked pretty funny running through the campsite with all these bees swarming around my head! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/redface.gif

Daisy's Mom
04-30-2001, 09:31 PM
I SO know the fly you are talking about! Oooh I hate them, and I have never once been able to get them away from me. They just follow you around unmercifully. Do they bite? I have never been bitten by one... but gosh, they are annoying!

Ben E Gas
05-01-2001, 09:50 AM
I've never been bitten by one. But placing your head to your friend's midsection is the best way to free yourself from them.

Igor Inc. (c)2001