Blog 2 by Joe

Alzar School | 09.01.11

Buzzzzzzz……You wake up to it; you eat through it; you even shred nar whitewater with it. It is the sound of the coliguacho, a massive, flesh-eating black and red horsefly. They are never far away, they would hardly miss a meal. My first experience with one was eating breakfast when I felt a sharp pain in my leg.

I made eye contact with one of the most hideous insects I’ve ever seen. It sees in kaleidoscope because of the whole “hundreds of light refracting surfaces as eyes” thing, but I’m sure it noticed because it pulled its 2mm proboscus blood sucker out of my leg. Before it could fly off I got it. The crunch was audible.