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#6048 - 03/20/08 09:31 PM Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla.
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Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla.

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A 75-pound stingray killed a Michigan woman Thursday when it flew out of the water and struck her face as she rode a boat in the Florida Keys, officials said.

Judy Kay Zagorski, of Pigeon, Mich., was sitting in the front seat of a boat going 25 mph when the spotted eagle ray, with a wingspan of 5 to 6 feet, leaped out of the water, said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

"Rays jump to escape a predator, give birth and shake off parasites," said Lynn Gear, supervisor of fishes and reptiles at Theater of the Sea in Islamorada. "They do not attack people."

In 2006, a South Florida man was also critically injured when a stingray flopped into his boat and stung him. James Bertakis, 82, of Lighthouse Point, underwent surgery because the stingray left a foot-long barb in his heart. He has since recovered.

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First the fool Steve Irwin… Then another man in the heart even, now this? Are Stingrays learning to attack humans? Looks like deaths by stingray might be going up…

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#6049 - 03/20/08 09:36 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ta2zz]
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Thats crazy Tazz. I picture something like the Hand Parasite from Aliens. We'd all be in trouble if stingrays had brains. How do they kill people anyways, do they spear people with their tails like scorpions?
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#6052 - 03/20/08 09:45 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Well with good ole Steve we can all imagine him grabbing it carelessly as was his way and getting the barb right in the heart... When I heard of the guy a couple of years ago also struck in the heart while in his boat, I made light of it in an old thread...

This lady it seems was just struck and killed by impact alone... Too bad no heart shot to back up my theory... ;\)

I also remember all the bleeding hearts that Irwins death brought out on this forum... My argument was basically we knew it was coming to which the reply was but its so strange to die by stingray...

Now that we are watching the count it seems one death or serious injury every two years or so...

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#6053 - 03/20/08 09:49 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ta2zz]
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I liked Steve Irwin, so fuck off...

May stingrays devour your heart and brains...

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#6055 - 03/20/08 09:55 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: 97and107]
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 Originally Posted By: 97and107
I liked Steve Irwin, so fuck off...
May stingrays devour your heart and brains...

What and kill off all of those demons imprinted in the cellular structure of my brain?

Oh Naomi thats just didoes... ;\)

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#6056 - 03/20/08 09:56 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ta2zz]
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damn you willy wonka!!
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#6057 - 03/20/08 09:57 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ta2zz]
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PS It is "ta" "2" "zzzz" (tattoos)
OH! Thats what that means. Sorry Ta[2]zz.

I just wanted to add that i think you and MSCA TEK are two people on here who i think are brilliant. Too bad MSCA TEK doesn't post much.

Steve was fun to watch, but yeah, we knew it was going to happen. I watch him always with my eyes partially closed every time he messes around with those alligators, just waiting for his arm to get bitten off.
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#6060 - 03/20/08 10:12 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Stingrays are generally harmless. They usually take off for the deeps if you start getting close to them in the water. But if you step on them, oh shit are you in some trouble. Their barb can get up to 6 inches in length, and they have tiny angled teeth on them. So when one of those goes straight through your ankle, the only way to get it out is to keep pushing it through the direction it's already going. If you try to pull it out the way it came in, you not only can tear the flesh worse than it already is, but you run the risk of the teeth of the barb breaking off and floating around in your bloodstream. They hardly ever jump though.



We have problems here in Florida rivers when the sturgeon are spawning. Those things jump some 5 or 6 feet into the air, and if you're flying down the river in a boat going 30 knots and one of those things happen to jump at the right time, that's 100 lbs of sturgeon + inertia and whatever the hell else is involved on the physics end of that equation. Either way, it ends up with someone's face looking like they went through a windshield.

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#6065 - 03/20/08 10:46 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: Nemesis]
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Oh! I thought they were poisonous. The barb is like a fish hook, cuz you have to keep on pushing the hook thru to the other side if you wanna get it out. I get it. I didn't realize they can jump so high. Now i see how the lady in a boat got killed. I guess her boat was going fast. Thanks Nemesis.
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#6730 - 03/30/08 09:47 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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They are ina way poisonous actually. It is not a poison toxin to humans is all. There poison is meant to paralyze. When they stab with there tail it exreats a poison that travels through the blood stream and temporarily paralyzes the victim. In humans, usually the poison only spreads out a good 4-7 inches and paalyzes/numbs the entire area. Much like the feeling of being stung by a moderately strong jellyfish. Same type of effect, putting there victim into temporary shock or paralysis. Thats one of the reasons it is bad to step on the floor of the ( Ocean or sea? I forget. ) because your leg may becaome temporarily paralyzed and you will drown with inability to swim. It has happened. I love stingrays and any of the more exotic or dangerous animals and I used to study an extreme amount as I thought I wanted to become a biologist. Only problem was I would get 90%'s in english, not math. anyway thought I would add in my knowledge that I have.

By the way I LOVED watching Steve, he was my idol when I was younger. I thought he was funny and he did love animals. But yes he was sometimes to trusting in the animals so he never thought he would get hurt. But the fact that he was never really afraid of them but loved them, has saved his ass more then once. But yes his fate was inevitable.
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#6759 - 03/30/08 03:59 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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7 inches?... thats way too big. I'm not into having something 7 inches impale me. So they are poisonous? with or without the poison that barb looks nasty.

Isn't ocean and sea the same thing Snow? I failed geography.

I liked steve to. But he was soo overly dramatic. I love it when his eyes open so wide and they way he talks about the most ordinary thing or bug, like its a first scientific discovery. At least he died doing what he was passionate about.

What are you passionate about Piggy? I have a stupid passion in life at the moment. I wanna start a nonprofit charity organization called ARO (African Relief Organization); raise money and buy orphanages to care for children whose parents have died of AIDS. The numbers of orphaned kids like this are over whelming and unbelievable. But its not all for altruistic purposes. I want to raise them up Satanists; my breed of Satanists. Send them to colleges... We'll see where we go from there.
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#6776 - 03/30/08 07:57 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Well currently I am extremely passionate about music. I'm into a band and I do vocals so I have been feeling really passionate about it. But if you mean in a caring sense of others. I've always felt sorry for the homeless people and always want to do something. It's really sad. =/ Even the poor homeless people don't act emo. *SIGH* Lol.

That's way to big? So much for us sleeping together after a night of good drinks. xD Sorry couldn't resist.

Although the terms "ocean" and "sea" are often used interchangeably, a sea is generally considered to be smaller than an ocean. One definition of "ocean" is: a great body of interconnecting salt water that covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface. There are four major oceans—Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. However, some sources do not include the Arctic Ocean, calling it a marginal sea. The term "sea" is often assigned to saltwater areas on the margins of oceans, such as the Mediterranean Sea situated beside the Atlantic Ocean.

Different wildlife populate different areas based widely on if it is a sea or an ocean. Becase of the different characteristics each holds.

I really like your plan we should get together and try that. A whole new breed of intelligent pure satanists. Wow that sounds good.

But yah I guess thats the best way to go. Die doing what you love doing best. It's always better than dying in some shithole doing fuck all and wasting air. At least he was educating people and he inspired millions of people to care more for animals so thats what I find admirable and grand about him.
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#6779 - 03/30/08 08:25 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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Well currently I am extremely passionate about music. I'm into a band and I do vocals so I have been feeling really passionate about it. But if you mean in a caring sense of others. I've always felt sorry for the homeless people and always want to do something. It's really sad. =/ Even the poor homeless people don't act emo. *SIGH* Lol.

That's way to big? So much for us sleeping together after a night of good drinks. xD Sorry couldn't resist.

Although the terms "ocean" and "sea" are often used interchangeably, a sea is generally considered to be smaller than an ocean. One definition of "ocean" is: a great body of interconnecting salt water that covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface. There are four major oceans—Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. However, some sources do not include the Arctic Ocean, calling it a marginal sea. The term "sea" is often assigned to saltwater areas on the margins of oceans, such as the Mediterranean Sea situated beside the Atlantic Ocean.

Different wildlife populate different areas based widely on if it is a sea or an ocean. Becase of the different characteristics each holds.

I really like your plan we should get together and try that. A whole new breed of intelligent pure satanists. Wow that sounds good.

But yah I guess thats the best way to go. Die doing what you love doing best. It's always better than dying in some shithole doing fuck all and wasting air. At least he was educating people and he inspired millions of people to care more for animals so thats what I find admirable and grand about him.


Thank you professor Pig for the lecture on the Ocean, I have always wanted to know about oceanography. LOL...

Do you know how much untapped wealth is at the bottom of the ocean? I've thought about it.

Haven't we hijacked enough thread in here Snow?

The ARO, yeah, you start them off small and young, teach them right, give them the opportunity to make it in life. It won't require any brainwashing; just love and attention, and when they grow up they will realize that we have always meant well for them. Establish a brotherhood for them with secret initiations that practices favortism, and watch it grow. Send them off to colleges in key areas and set long term goals to accomplish. When they have children, they will continue the actualization of the goals, even long after we are dead.

Africa someday will be the third superpower. By Africa I mean the AU (African Union). I've been keeping up with the AU's progress. In total the AU as of now has about 800 people. India will be the second super power with its billion population; and of course China will be the first by 2020-2050. For my Satanism, I have my eyes set on all three, via orphanages and colleges.

We are entering an age when the west is dying as a superpower or influence. Christianity is basically dead in the west. Here Satanism has turn inert and orthodox, as opposed to revolutionary. Remeber Freemasonry during it's revolutionary days when they went around in America, France, and south america creating republics? and now Freemasonry is inert and orthodox. Its useless. To me Satanism has out lived itself here; unfortunately it had no goals and was not organized to accomplish much.

Christianity has moved into the other parts of the world - africa, and asia. Within a decade the people will be ripe for a "Satanism." One which is organized, with goals, and a collective purpose. But I don't think I will call it Satanism... something else.

Follow your passion - your music.

Anything over an inch for a lesbian is too big Piggy \:\) You'd have to get me really drunk... like 4 beers, before i put out!

~Kayla


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#6783 - 03/30/08 09:11 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Only 4 beers?! You can't be a very big person. That's cool though, I like small women it's adorable. My gf weighs 95 lbs and is 4'10". Shes so adorable and cute thats why I love her. And shes 17 and done growing. xD

It's true, you and I keep hijacking everyones threads lol. Ah well. Wow you've really thought that out. You're more of a competition in intelligence for me than I though. Oh and your welcome on the lesson. xD I'm always willing to teach anybody anything on or about wildlife. And yesI have in fact thought about the vast amounts of untouched territory underneath the deep dark blues. Did you know they are still finding more completely new underwater species almost everyday? There is a vast amount not explored yet. But yas humans and being as curious as we are we will find out. Of course with the glaciers melting as fast as they are, we may never find out considering how fast the water is actually getting deeper.
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#6784 - 03/30/08 09:21 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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Only 4 beers?! You can't be a very big person. That's cool though, I like small women it's adorable. My gf weighs 95 lbs and is 4'10". Shes so adorable and cute thats why I love her. And shes 17 and done growing. xD

It's true, you and I keep hijacking everyones threads lol. Ah well. Wow you've really thought that out. You're more of a competition in intelligence for me than I though. Oh and your welcome on the lesson. xD I'm always willing to teach anybody anything on or about wildlife. And yesI have in fact thought about the vast amounts of untouched territory underneath the deep dark blues. Did you know they are still finding more completely new underwater species almost everyday? There is a vast amount not explored yet. But yas humans and being as curious as we are we will find out. Of course with the glaciers melting as fast as they are, we may never find out considering how fast the water is actually getting deeper.


Well I have this idea as to tapping into the untapped wealth of the ocean bottom. Its like a big vacuum pool cleaning thing; but with very big long hoses, and the front part of the hose is tipped with big drills; we use this bomb made of liquid oxygen and hydrogen (which we get from the ocean, and put them inside predrilled holes at the ocean floor, blow it up, then suck up the chunks of mineral and rock, which we catch on fixed up fishing boats? And thats it! Thats like a trillion dollars.

We can move to antarctica when all its ice melts.

I don't drink often, so i have very low tolerence, plus you look like a girl in your avatar, and i'm sober right now LOL. Pretty Boy!

~Kayla

ps - of course i'm way intelligent.
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#6793 - 03/30/08 11:18 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Killer sharks,stingrays,and around here in tenn,it's spiders.Seems like a growing trend of bad luck around everywhere.The brown recluse has bitten 2people in 2months, habitats.Springtime.The black widows I have seen inside water meters so the nexttime you wanna go to your local water in that dark drain better watch for the badmedicine.However I really know nothing about the Recluse,I have only oldtimers stories of rotting flesh so bad that If you get bit the hospital has the antidote,but gangreen from the wound is the worst not the bite,My great uncle was bitten by a black widow inside some concreate blocks that were not sealed.He was laid up in the hospital for 4days "One sick puppie." In the 90's he saw a woman who had been bitten by a recluse where he was patroling inside the wealthy Carson newman college community,he was security there for a decade+.She survived the bite but almost had to have leg amp,because of the wound.Now in 08 2in knoxvilletn.The reculse I think has muscle toxin,the widow is nerve,I might be wrong,but think that is right.The recluse will rot your flesh from the wound all the up.Resulting in amp,because infection can be so severe.From sting rays to poision alley crawlers man and wild have to co-exist so there will always be a topic to hear and speak on.The national news has also been talking alot about the tiger maulings.One in the zoo another here just 3days ago again but this time it turned on its trainer for 20yrs.Steve-o however should not have pulled the barb out of his chest.I know that sounds crazy which is true,but when he pulled it out of the wound he hemmoraged out.They always teach you in the hospitals and hopefully in any feild if you get stuck with anything leave it in and bandage it.Pulling it out which is a automatic reflex will only bleed you out badly or put you to death more quickly from internal bleeding.


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#6794 - 03/30/08 11:23 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: Isaak w shipley]
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Psssh Reclues shmeclues; I can take a tiny spider. Just step on it. What I'm afraid of are CHIGGERS! They dig in your skin and lay eggs, and the worm Chiggers grow under your skin and crawl out. God thats nasty. I don't know what a Chigger looks like, I just read about them.
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#6803 - 03/31/08 02:02 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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You think thats bad? When I used to live in New Zealand e had giant weta's. Look it up. Look up Weta on wikipedia. Lol by the recluse isn't your housedold common spider. He will usually see you before you see it, they hide out in dark, dry places that are geberaly undisturbed like wood sheds so you wont even see it before it bites you. They can be territorial as well and have a tendancy to bite anything that moves when food is scarce. They have incredible reflexes and amazing eyesight. They are strong for there size as well and like most poisonous small spiders, they have adapted and learnt to jump small distances.

They seem to favor cardboard when dwelling in human residences, possibly because it mimics the rotting tree bark which they naturally inhabit. They also go in shoes, inside dressers, in bed sheets of infrequently used beds, in stacks of clothes, behind baseboards, behind pictures and near furnaces. The common source of human-recluse contact is during the cleaning of these spaces, when their isolated spaces suddenly are disturbed and the spider feels threatened.

By the way Isaak where did you say you lived? You know they are only found in the states?

A minority of brown recluse spider bites form a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. The damaged tissue will become gangrenous and eventually slough away. The initial bite frequently cannot be felt and there may be no pain, but over time the wound may grow to as large as 10 inches (25 cm) in extreme cases. Bites usually become painful and itchy within 2 to 8 hours, pain and other local effects worsen 12 to 36 hours after the bite with the necrosis developing over the next few days.

The spider is not usually agressive, and the bite is rarely fatal. Usually only in children of age 7 years and under. A minority of spider bite victims, however, do experience organ damage and death. There poison attacks mostly skin and does not do much nerve damage.

Athough not as harmful as some other spider bites it has justyl earned its reputation and can prove to be fatal.
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#6872 - 03/31/08 08:09 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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Well I think you're all pussy's. You americans stressing scared all the time about things. Don't you know, we have all the really deadly stuff in Australia. Snakes, spiders, octapusses, jelly fish, birds, sharks and ZephyrGirls.

Hell all you guys have really got are guns and psyco's. LOLOLOLOL

Like a gun ever killed anybody.

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#6876 - 03/31/08 08:20 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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ya at least where i live everything that can kill you is big and you can see it coming wolves,grizzly,black bears,cougars,mountain lion. i don't like the idea that i can be walking on a beach or put on my shoes and a small bug can kill me. i like to see what is coming.
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#6893 - 03/31/08 10:02 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: rob_church]
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First of all I'm from Darwin, I'm not American, I'm canadian/Australian. I LOVE exotic dangerous animals. And ah well, you are what you eat right Kayla? =3.

I agree with you though Rob, I rather see what is coming at me. It freaks the hell out of me when I look over my shoulder at a tickling feeling and there is a black spider crawling up my bare skin. ( Has happened ).
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#6972 - 04/01/08 08:49 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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Where in Darwin you from Snow?
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#6994 - 04/01/08 11:22 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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To tell you the truth I'm not 100% sure exactly. I was five when we left for Canada. I know somewhere on the northern side. closer to the water.
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#7055 - 04/02/08 03:32 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Ooh yeah I had chiggers once...itchy...the treatment is worsr than the chiggers too. It made me stop wanting to garden. \:\(
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#7078 - 04/02/08 08:52 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: 97and107]
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Ooh yeah I had chiggers once...itchy...the treatment is worsr than the chiggers too. It made me stop wanting to garden. \:\(
OMG, no way? Tell me why gardening is bad? I have a little garden!? What do chiggers look like? Do the babies live inside like they say?

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#7089 - 04/02/08 10:58 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Contrary to popular belief, the larvae do not burrow deep into the skin and live there. Rather, the larvae pierce the skin and inject powerful enzymes that digest cellular contents, which become liquified and are consumed by the larvae.

The most effective way of removing chiggers is by taking a hot shower and washing the affected areas with mildly hot water and soap. This must be done as soon as possible after exposure or possible exposure. Carefully wash the ankles, feet, behind the knees, and under the arms and chest. An Epsom salt bath may help alleviate pruritus. If one is near the seashore, wading for a few minutes in salt water will both get rid of the mites on one's skin and clothing and also alleviate the itching from their bites. Another good way of removing chiggers is to cover the chiggers with scotch tape and pull them off that way. However once symptoms appear, it may be too late to prevent further bites. Taking a hot bath when already covered with chigger bites may in fact be very uncomfortable and increase itching symptoms. Do not rub and scratch the skin aggressively, but instead gently but firmly rub the irritated skin with warm soapy water.

To avoid being afflicted by chiggers, always wear tight weave, protective clothing and long pants. Spray insect repellent on your skin for further protection. Application of repellent to the shoes and lower trousers is helpful. Staying on trails, roads, or paths can help prevent contact.

Dusting sulfur is used commercially for mite control and can be used to control chiggers in yards. The dusting of shoes, socks and trouser legs with sulfur can be highly effective in repelling chiggers.

People who pick wild blueberries in the summer have traditionally been very vulnerable to chigger bites and have suggested applying deodorant soap to the skin and letting it dry without rinsing may help prevent bites.

Another helpful avoidance is to recognize the chigger habitat to avoid exposure in the first place. Chiggers in North America thrive late in summer, in dry tall grasses and other thick, unshaded vegetation.



They do not actually "bite," but instead form a hole in the skin and chew up tiny parts of the inner skin, thus causing severe irritation and swelling. The severe itching is accompanied by red pimple-like bumps (papules) or hives and skin rash or lesions on a sun-exposed area. For humans, itching usually occurs after the larvae detach from the skin. Chiggers are known for never spreading from host to host.



I felt I should let you know a bit, knowledge never hurt anyone. you seemed worried so I thought I should let you know what you should know.
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#7090 - 04/02/08 11:04 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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That was interesting actually. God, I eat shit i see off trail when i go hiking, like berries too. I don't want chigger larva living in my skin. I'd freak out, and then die. I saw those disgusting Weta bugs! They're like half crickets and half roaches, with antlike jaws. Did it bite you.

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#7093 - 04/02/08 11:20 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Yeah I know, chiggers unfortunately are one of the more annoying bugs that many people don't know about.

Weta's are horrible - I never got bitten myself but my little brother did and he cryed the whole way home about how he never wanted to go back there. Right down to the last sob I'm sure it hurt like mad hell. I wasn't very old but I do remember my poor little brother crying about this ugly bug biting him and my mother knew it was a tree weta I guess by the bite. I remember it looking terribly painful but not particularily worrisome. Red and a little swollen, like a bee sting.


I used to love handling wild snakes though, and although I was extremely careful, I do remember getting bit once by a snake that was quite painful. It lunged at me, bit, and latched onto me, it was one of the ones that try to chew. God that was painful.. I think the main holes in my arm afterwards were close to an inch and a half long almost 2 inches? Luckily for me, it wasn't poisonous. O.O
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#7101 - 04/03/08 12:23 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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 Originally Posted By: ZephyrGirl
Well I think you're all pussy's. You americans stressing scared all the time about things. Don't you know, we have all the really deadly stuff in Australia. Snakes, spiders, octapusses, jelly fish, birds, sharks and ZephyrGirls.

Hell all you guys have really got are guns and psyco's. LOLOLOLOL

Like a gun ever killed anybody.

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Tell me about it, what God made Australia. It sound like every where you go in australia you risk dying from poisonous things... and Zeph on her bike. I was watching the Discovery Channel and they said there are these ants called Jack Jumpers that even kill people? Is this true Zeph?

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#7113 - 04/03/08 05:57 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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I can't say I've heard of them, but who am I to argue with Discovery channel? LOL

And yes look out for me on my bike.
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#7117 - 04/03/08 06:45 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: PigFeeder]
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I was just reading this before work this morning and believe I now know what happened to my finger. I recently moved into this studio apartment in an old building and after my first night here, I noticed a small red bite on my finger. I always wear big heavy silver rings and thought nothing of putting it on over this little itchy bite.
Within a couple of days it had become infected and I could'nt wear my rings for a while. It has finally healed leaving a weird discolored trench, it sounds a lot like the spider you were just talking about. Thanks for the info.

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#7129 - 04/03/08 10:46 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Damn, those Jack Jumpers are mean little bugs. They said that in tasmania they kill more people than geckos, snakes spiders and sharks combined. Though I didn't know geckos kill.
I say I must love these little jumpers.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_jumper_ant

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#7143 - 04/03/08 07:24 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: MaggotFaceMoe]
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I'm with you on that one MFM, I didn't know that geckos kill either. They're actually my favourite little critter the ole gecko and I love nothing more than the chirpy croak they make in mating season in the Northern Territory. For some reason the ones down here seem to be mute, that is I've never noticed them barking.

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#7147 - 04/03/08 09:31 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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LOL. Killer geckos! That only make Australia so much more uniquer than any other place in the world. You guys have all the cool animals like platapusses, echidnas, emoos, killer ants and geckos, that opera house, a big desert... the flattest landmass on earth.

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#7148 - 04/03/08 09:40 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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I would need some pretty concrete evidence of the killer geckos.


ps are emoos depressed ostriches that cut themselves? LOL
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#7149 - 04/03/08 09:42 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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I would need some pretty concrete evidence of the killer geckos.


ps are emoos depressed ostriches that cut themselves? LOL
LMAO... thats a good one! They look depressing.



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#7169 - 04/04/08 08:51 AM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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He certainly looks like he's missing a few feathers there on his neck. Pulling them out with frustration at how badly his Mum and Dad treat him maybe. Poor victimized Emoos. \:D
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#7180 - 04/04/08 01:46 PM Re: Stingray Kills Woman on Boat in Fla. [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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The jack jumper ant, hopper ant or jumper ant, is a species of bulldog ant that is native to Australia.

Jack jumper ants are carnivores and scavengers. They sting their victims with venom analogous to stings of wasps, bees, and fire ants. Their venom is some of the most powerful in the insect world. Jack jumper ants are proven hunters; even wasps are hunted and devoured. These ants have excellent vision, which aids them in hunting.

The symptoms of the stings of the ants are similar to stings of the fire ants. The reaction is local; swelling, reddening and fever, followed by formation of a blister. The heart rate increases, and blood pressure falls rapidly. In individuals allergic to the venom (about 3% of cases), a sting sometimes causes anaphylactic shock. Although 3% may seem small, jack jumper ants cause more deaths in Tasmania than spiders, snakes, wasps, and sharks combined.

As there name comes from a jumping "motion" and considering the size of it, I don't really see hoq it could jump. but like Zeph said, I won't argue with the Discovery channel. If I remember later I will call my uncle, he works at a zoo in Queensland I think it was, he knows quite a bit on animals. He went to school and studied biology and zoology. Anyway I could see how people could be given quite a scare by these. They are quite big, agressive, and painful.

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