The Northern Plague

By Dave Hanks
7/19/12


	In the land of the voracious mosquito,
	In the land of bog and lake; 
	They attack you, they bite you, and they suck you 
	Miserable your life they can make!

In the land of the voracious mosquito, Be prepared for goodness sake With spray, with netting, with long sleeves To reduce the blood they take.

In the land of the voracious mosquito, Go arrayed in peculiar gear, Weird hats, weird boots, weird people Garbed out from foot to ear.

In the land of the voracious mosquito, This is a point I want to make clear Go lacquered, go covered, and go dauntless If ready, go forth without fear.

We have been in the far north on many occasions. If you think mosquitoes are bad in Southern Idaho, take a trip north to country that has an abundance of water, and an abundance of summer daylight. Those are conditions that mosquitoes thrive in. Here in Cassia County, the annoying presence of this animal cannot even come close to rivaling its counterpart in the far north.

We know that a mosquito bite can carry disease. But in the north they can be so numerous and belligerent, that they can kill by sucking so much blood that an animal as large as a caribou can die.

I have seen models of mosquitoes on sale as the Alaska State Bird obviously a joke, but no joke in reality!

(Being prepared for the Mosquitos and their habitat in Alaska)


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