What scares you the most and why?
Out of the following ‘critters’ – creepy crawlies or creatures which gives you the heebie jeebies the most and why? What is it about them that makes your skin crawl – if at all? Look at the list below – there is no need to select just one species, if there are several, just let me know below.
|Wild Rats||Wild Mice||Moth|
|Mosquito||Beetles||Assorted Parasites [Worm/Louse]|
For me and looking at the listed species varieties above – l am okay with most – l am not scared of Mosquitoes, but l can’t stand being bitten any more due to the nature of my reaction to bites as in – the bites can swell to the size of large gooseberry’s – it has made working in he reserve quite uncomfortable at times – be this bites from mozzies, midges or even red ants!
I am okay with spiders except when they land on me unexpectedly and on occasion they do and have and then that can creep me out a bit – but my biggest feeling of uneasiness is caused by slugs. I can’t handle them without somehow thinking they are in my mouth and suddenly l can taste them in my mouth, but l have that problem with lemons also. I can no longer squeeze lemons without tasting them in my mouth.
Slugs can make me throw up at certain times, just by looking at them … which is strange because l am okay [ish] with slugs in the compost heaps. I think it’s more to do with the Slug mucus – yeah, that’s what it is! Plus some slug varieties are worse than others. I can accept the handling of the leopards – Limax maximus – really well and they are not a gardener’s enemy either, BUT the big black ones l used to see in Lincolnshire on the fens – the Arion ater‘s are just …………
With rodents – l used to breed hundreds of rodent species for my business so l have a general feeling of affection to most species anyway even the wild rat. I have recently had a large mouse nest in the house, and slowly and surely l am trapping them and releasing them elsewhere – l don’t mind them either visually or having them present in the house.
Anyway .. that is me, how about you … what critters/creatures cause you the biggest fear, uncomfortable ease or yuk phobia?
Let me know below.