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Old 01-25-2011, 12:44 AM
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Originally Posted by ogun View Post
man, roaches aint nuttin compared to them huge fuzzy red ants with the black stripe what has a stinger about ten foot long.

those things will light you up bigtime!

and those huge hornets that have the turbocharged hover. im pretty wary of them.
So we know what you are talking about:

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/foltz/eny3005/lab1/hymenoptera/Mutillid_1.jpg (broken link)

Don't forget about centipedes
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:06 AM
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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These are worse.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:50 AM
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Oh man I got stung by one of them big red ant with black stripes. It hurt so bad I was crying. I mean it hurts the whole area around my leg. I didn't remember much since it happen a few years ago, but it did last for a few hours.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Location: Heights
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Originally Posted by testmo View Post
i cannot understand why they are not pets. that is an awesome super power
Ha! Funny you say that. The reason I know so much about them is my sister had one as a pet. She actually tamed it to the point where it would not spray her when she handled it- but anyone else-- watch out!
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:17 PM
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nice!!! you were suppose to make me feel better...not worse!!!!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:49 PM
Location: Westbury
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when i first moved to texas as i child i accidentally sat in a fire ant pile. i just remember screaming
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DanielWayne View Post
The bugs aren't as bad as they seem, although do I hate the giant cockroaches. They truly are harmless. Could be worse. We don't have scorpions or giant centipedes. Our poisonous snakes aren't as bad as those you would find out west. And the heat. It does get hot. But when you get here do an informal poll with transplants from the midwest and the northeast. Ask what is worse - Houston summer or midwest winter. Ask some folks from Arizona who has worse heat.
Do what?

Are You saying our poisonous snakes are more friendly than the West Texas poisonous snakes?

I've lived in both places and they are unfriendly in both...

And there are poisonous snakes in the Houston city limits....
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