State of Emergency Over Flesh-Eating Screwworm Infestation Declared in Florida

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“You gonna be da worm face!”

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Oh fuck. Does anyone else realize that this has the potential to eradicate an endagered species?
Say what you want about Florida, but the Key Deer are adorable.

To put this article in another light, given there are 600-800 Key Deer left the 30 killed means we have lost a whopping 4-5% of the population already. That’s terrifying.

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Screw worms really bore me

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Up until I saw this lovely photo I’ve never given much thought to the value of butt plugs…now however…

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Kind of like measles?

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My manager at the Cosmosphere hated Florida. He’s like, “My nephew lives there. I feel so sorry for him.” And listed off a bunch of problems like most lighting strikes in the US, alligators, etc.[quote=“jlw, post:1, topic:87492”]
“It’s been more than five decades since the screwworm infested Florida, and I’ve grown up hearing the horror stories from the last occurrence.”
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Sounds rather dramatic. How bad really can it - google images come up - oh sweet baby Jesus!

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Separated at birth?

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Holy crap! Icky image to follow…

I get my share of flies and mosquitos, but when I swatted one the other day, larvae came spilling out, and it looked like this picture. Just a load of wriggly little worms. I wrapped them all in a napkin and hammered the bejeesus out of that napkin with a proper hammer.

For weird ass creepy stuff, Florida is the Australia of US.

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As an Australian I resent this comment.

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I quote:

Now several agencies are fighting back using the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), which works by releasing a large number of sterile screwworms into the wild with the intent of decreasing the insect population.

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Key deer are indeed adorable. Actually, the Florida Keys are pretty awesome themselves. Not all Florida is bad.

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they will privatise the problem and look for a way to get rich off it !!

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(edit) image posted because my pun machine is currently unavailable, curled up and quivering in disgust at this whole idea.

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Worst.

Porn name.

Ever.

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