Last week, pretty much overnight, Jesse the Texas Black Dog developed a surprising lump on his snout. It had a little hole in the middle. I scoured the internet and became convinced he had a botfly. Egan was very interested. When he first saw a picture of a botfly larvae, he pointed to it and said: "I eat that." When we got to the videos of people pulling the maggots out of their bodies, he changed his mind.
|Jesse with the not-a-botfly mark on his snout.|
For a graphic and amusing tale of a recent botfly removal, check out the "As the Coconuts Drop" blog that I have a link to on the left side of this page.