Gather around fellow mosquitos. Closer, I won’t bite. Oh wait, yes I will. Haha only kidding. Let me tell you a story about the human of all humans. The most rare and mystifying human treat that ever existed. Most of you will go your whole little mosquito lives without ever experiencing the delectable blood of this human. But for a lucky select, you will experience a meal far beyond your wildest expectations. For you see, this human has blood that is intoxicatingly sweet in flavor. They are called diabetics but we call them “The Sweet One”. One drop and you will think that you died and went to heaven. You can smell these divine humans from over 50 meters away. Their thrilling scent will lull you towards them. Follow that scent!
Now listen to me, if you ever to happen upon The Sweet One, suck as much blood as you can! Do you understand?! Don’t stop at one bite, keep going! Call your friends over, all of them! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to indulge in the treat of a lifetime!
You’re probably thinking, how can such a human exist. Sweet, sugary blood? Impossible! Well, I fly before you having tasted this coveted blood myself. Sure I almost died trying to taste it, but you know what? It was worth it.
So fly forth my mosquito brethren, and feast upon The Sweet One!
|Image from http://www.rosslab.neurobio.pitt.edu/mbi/|
This is seriously what I think mosquitos say to each other. I’ve always been a mosquito magnet, accumulating more bug bites each summer than everyone else. I joke and say it’s because my blood is so sweet, but I’m not sure if there is any scientific fact to that. The closest I could find was Mike’s post on Diabetes Mine where his vet told him people with diabetes are more susceptible to bug bites, including mosquito and fleas. Anecdotal evidence however, seems to clearly supports this.
Either way, every mosquito that gets a bite of me (there were over 20 in the past 2 days!), better realize how lucky he is to have bitten The Sweet One!