Day Thirty-two: Peppered with Surprises

buckshot of chiggers

Let’s pretend this is the mid-section of another female that I go to school with who needs to do many more crunches and is lucky she did not visit Tampa over spring break.

After my hike in the woods I discovered that I was itching like crazy. My midsection and ankles were covered in chiggers. Before any city folk get their panties in the twist, that is not a derogatory term for anybody…except maybe the bug itself.

They are little creatures that are similar to ticks. They burrow under the skin and on the surface of the host produce a small red spot (above) that itches a whole bunch worse than the worst mosquito bite you have ever had.

Needless to say, my weekend was itchy.