Amusing Monday: Time for a little biting humor?July 25th, 2011 by cdunagan
I’m hearing people complain this summer that mosquitoes in Western Washington are larger, angrier and more abundant than ever before.
Although I have not seen any expert analysis about this, some people believe that the mild winter and wet spring worked in favor of mosquitoes, creating some of the largest swarms of nasty bugs they have ever encountered.
Of course, mosquitoes are serious business, given that they can transmit the dangerous West Nile virus. But even the staid Washington Department of Health knows that humor can go a long way in getting a message across. Check out the DOH news release on West Nile virus and the first of three new videos to be released by the agency.
I’ve collected a variety of funny video clips related to mosquitoes. When you can’t avoid the nasty little insects, try to remember your favorite one.
First, a limerick by Madeleine Begun Kane:
Mosquitos are on the attack.
They have bitten my arms and my back.
You may call ‘em God’s creatures —
These venomous leechers —
I’m tired of being their snack.