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Old Apr 2, 2012, 2:24 PM   #1
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Default Meet Fang.

I have only seen one of these before and it was tiny. This one was quite large and at first glance thought it was a big spider.
Now I have my first assassin bug.





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Old Apr 2, 2012, 6:25 PM   #2
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He looks like a big time fangster. Don't let it bite you. Excellent shots!

Assassin Bugs can transmit diseases to humans and animals. Chaga's disease is one such disease and there is no specific treatment for it. The Assassin Bug's bite is very painful and can make humans sick. One member of the Assassin Bug family, called the Kissing bug, usually lives in beds and likes to bite humans in the face, near the mouth, while they are sleeping. The Mexican bedbug's bite can make people swell, vomit, and faint.
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Hi Fang! Really great shots!

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Old Apr 3, 2012, 8:53 AM   #4
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I was wondering if they would bite people but was trying to get as close as possible, now I know they can and do.
I didn't see the fang until I got it in the viewfinder and then I knew what it was.
Thanks for the comments.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 4:41 AM   #5
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great set and very nice shots
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geez mate - from the post title I thought you had a pic of my missus
- lucky she doesn't read these messages :-)

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Wow that is an amazing shot of an awesome bug!!! Nasty looking guy, but he has cute dark eyes!!

Thanks Clint for the FAQ.....
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