Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Horse or Deer Fly

My Dad's car had a little mechanical problem a couple of days ago so I was trying to find out what was wrong with it when I heard a loud buzzing sound. I looked around and found this huge horse fly (that's what it looks like to me but I'm not sure). I hurried up and trapped it in a container that i saw at his garage. I brought it in the front porch and showed it to the kids.
I remember when I was a kid, I got bitten by a horse fly when I was in the swimming pool and it hurt like hell.
My sister thinks that it's a Deer fly (she claims they are much bigger than a horse fly) but I've never seen a deer fly or even heard of one for that matter. Whichever creature this is, I am glad that he didn't bite anyone, especially the kids.
Camera Critters

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Dar said...

Looks like a horsefly...they are the bigger of the two and they both give a nasty bite. Slap him dead.

Snap said...

That's one big dude!

DeniseinVA said...

Great capture of the horse fly John.

If you have the time to stop by, my post is right here,

Wishing you and your family a great weekend.

Indrani said...

Good it didn't bite, The bite could have been nasty. Great pics.

Tink *~*~* said...

Bug bites can itch like the dickens - glad you didn't get bit!

Tink *~*~*

Katie S said...

That is one LARGE fly! I'm glad he wasn't around my house!

Joanne Olivieri said...

Looks like an elephant fly, it's so darn huge. Glad you captured it.


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