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    May 2005
    Drake, Costa Rica
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    cats and mosquitos

    I have an inside/outside cat who always has a mosquito buzzing about its head. (I live in the tropics with mosquitos large and small.)
    Cat's ears will flick almost continuously keeping the hungry little buggers at bay.
    Unfortunately I cannot flick my arms and legs the same way,
    and waving my hands around does not keep the mosquitos at bay.

    Is there a means of breaking the (apparently) symbiotic relationship ?

    (could be a poem, will let slide)

  2. #2
    Aug 2012
    New Mexico USA
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    I read a book called Rolling Thunder. It was about a man of the First Nation who was a medicine man/healer written by a non-native.
    They were by a stream and mosquitoes were driving him nuts but Rolling Thunder wasn't being bothered. The book was intended to be just reportage and not analysis so we never discovered RT's secret. Maybe it was a poem or song RT used. He was said to hum at times.

    Where I live, I haven't been bit in years. A little enclave of peace or more likely lack of targets. It's said the shorter the season the more aggressive they become but maybe there is a mental state one can achieve to create a cloaking state of sorts.
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  3. #3

    May 2005
    Drake, Costa Rica
    525 times
    garlic seems highly recommended and I am most fond

    the cat, gato, will NOT eat garlic

    edit: I can make gato hum, but I have to keep petting him
    Last edited by BillA; Today at 03:43 PM.



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