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#1 Tall_Guy

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:59 PM

Here in Eastern Canada we are awaiting the onslaught of "bug season". A couple of sunny warm days & the black flies and then mosquitoes will be upon us. It's not a big deal in the urban areas or along the breezy coastline but inland and around damp areas the little buggars can be quite vicious. :twisted:

What can I expect in Crete (& Naxos) when we arrive at the end of the month? ( wow....only 17 more days !!!)

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:34 PM

In Crete mosquitoes is a terrible threat. They are the size of small birds and they are always thirsty for blood.
They usually rest on road signs but nobody knows why. People shoot to kill them, that is why you will notice many road signs full of bullet holes.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:33 PM

Yannis
I had always wondered !
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:37 PM

People shoot to kill them, that is why you will notice many road signs full of bullet holes.  


Ah that explains a lot :lol:

We heard already about the Cretan Midge, so we're bringing our head midge protection nets and mosquito nets for sleeping peacefully :wink:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:30 PM

that is why you will notice many road signs full of bullet holes.



i always thought those holes were caused by the mosquitoes not seeing the signs in the dark??? :?

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:36 PM

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i always thought those holes were caused by the mosquitoes not seeing the signs in the dark??? :?[/quote]

Lol ..... in which case you best hire armour plated 4x4 !

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:43 PM

here is someone preparing for a holiday to crete during the mosquito season:-

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:46 PM

here is someone preparing for a holiday to crete during the mosquito season:-

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He seems to have his knackers exposed, that could be fun for the midge :lol: :o :lol:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:00 PM

He seems to have his knackers exposed, that could be fun for the midge  :lol:  :o  :lol:


they breed 'em tough in cornwall :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:55 AM

when i first saw this picture, i thought i saw a hankerchief hanging from a slit in the belly, didn't ponder too long on what this might be for :oops:

after looking closer, you're right :lol: poor fella has little protection :?:

guess they bred them tough in medieval germany as well :o

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:22 AM

but toughest of all?, that must be the greeks :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:25 AM

but toughest of all?, that must be the greeks


Surely the the Scots wearing kilts are tougher :wink:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:41 AM

Surely the the Scots wearing kilts are tougher  :wink:


so are you going to prove that to us Graeme? :lol:

and don't forget Tina will be onto this thread shortly! :oops:

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:19 PM

Oh you guys just made me laugh so much!!! :lol:
Good job I ordered insect repellent sunblock so!
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:45 PM

harribobs, whats happened to you man :D you've changed from an old goat into bart simpson, :D :D

Good job I ordered insect repellent sunblock so!


so?... so you need someone to gently massage this cream into your back while you relax on the beach? 8)

nady30, the mosquitos in crete are smart, they wait until youv'e had a shower, and smell all sweet and edible again :wink:

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:01 AM

A few years ago in a forest in Finland I saw two of the local mosquitoes attack and kill a reindeer and it was a gruesome sight!

I then overhead a snippet of conversation between the mozzies. One said to the other: Lets take our kill down to the lake and eat him there, to which the other replied: No, because then the big mosquitoes will take him from us.

Oh my, theyve got some really big mozzies up there!

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:21 AM

No thanx RR, I can manage just fine :D
I'll be sure to notify you if I run into trouble though!! :wink:

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:20 PM

I have cobbled together some info in the little bu**ers

http://www.kypros-cy.../mosquitos.html

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:04 PM

harribobs, whats happened to you man  you've changed from an old goat into bart simpson,  


i was jealous of your bouncing rabbit so i tried to get a dancing monkey working and ended up as Homer Simpson (thats the story of my life!)

how do you re-size a gif FFS???

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:25 PM

i was jealous of your bouncing rabbit so i tried to get a dancing monkey working and ended up as Homer Simpson (thats the story of my life!)


lol. the bouncing rabbit is only 3.9kb and never gets tired!. is your filesize too large, ie over 7kb? or too big, ie over 80 wide by 100 tall?

i don't use windows myself, :D but irfan view ( http://www.irfanview.com/ ), a freeware image viewer should be able to resize a gif easily enough.

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