Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The swarm of killer bees mysteriously moved on after a day in the mango tree. Not sure what they're looking for, but hopeful that they find it far from our home. Our workers and friends are relieved, too. We've heard of them killing goats by stinging, so we were a bit worried about Star whose house is directly under the mango. But before we could form a plan of defense, they left. However, within hours of their departure a major caterpillar migration ensued. These are toxic-haired little beasts that we have learned NOT to touch at all costs, as they raise welts on contact. Dozens were crawling up the sides of our house last night. Makes the roaches and mosquitos and obukuni (midges) seem rather benign.