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Old 21-08-15, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony F View Post
Eeurgh! Very brave of you to get that close. Last time I was bitten by one it hurt! Then it itched for what seemed like months.

Nasty things!!


PS - they used to be known as cleggs or cleggies IIRC. Anyone else have this recollection?
Never heard of them being called that.

I'm not sure it was in good health, it was crawling slowly through the grass. I never saw it in flight at all. Looking at pic 3 it may be playing host to some mites.
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