Now many of know that the skeeters can be bad after a lot of rain, especially if you live on the coast. Some folks can really get eaten up by the little blood suckers, while others may seem to not be bothered much. As this article from listverse explains, humans aren't the only ones bothered. Mother Nature comes to the rescue of some, but not all.
Photo credit: FroggydarbMosquitoes are the bane of every terrestrial animal. They kill more people through disease every year than any other animal on earth. Every year, 725,000 people die from mosquito-borne illnesses. Even snakes have to put up with the vicious biting insects. No animal is safe from their bite—except frogs. Yes, frogs secrete repellents that makes them virtually immune to mosquitoes, which is good for the frog since they share a lot of the damp swampy environments that mosquitoes love. No other vertebrate that we know of is resistant to mosquitoes. Researchers are currently testing different formulas to see which one works best. Right now, frog juice isn’t quite as effective as the chemical repellents we use, but it is all natural and better for the environment. Unfortunately, frog juice stinks to high heaven, so we may not be wearing it any time soon.
Ya know, after all the rain we've had and the skeeter problem around my house, I would wear some frog juice no matter what it smelled like.
Coffee out on the patio this morning. Got your skeeter spray?