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So far lyme disease isn't much of an issue here in Washington yet, we get roughly 15 or so cases a year but most of these cases are of people who visited the east coast where it's more prevalent. Your more than not to get nailed by these than getting lyme disease here in the pacific northwest, cow killer ant (wasp), bald-faced hornet, cytopid centipede and the wolf spider.
 

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My god you have a lot of nasty critters in the US, in the UK we have the Adder ( our only venomous snake) and a couple of spiders and of course Were-Rabbits and Were-Ducks but the Were Ducks dont have teeth so they can only give you a nasty suck or gum you to death o_O:rolleyes:
 

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It's real, never been stung by one though rumors have it that the pain from the sting is enough to kill a cow.

"The females are wingless and are sometimes mistaken for a large, hairy, orange and black ant. These "ants" are actually wasp! A solitary wasp, the velvet ant does not live in colonies or have a "nest". They are found crawling through lawns, digging around soil, or even in garages where they have wandered in by accident.

Velvet ants are not aggressive and will try to escape from you. The females have a very painful sting if handled. The name "Cow Killer Ant" was given to the velvet ant because of the reputation of the female's sting. It is said that the sting is so painful that it could kill a cow. This handsome insect does make a sound (especially when stepped on) but the squeaks of the cow killer ant would hardly be heard over the painful screams, if the person stepping on the wasp was barefoot."

This is a pretty good list of insects here in Washington
http://www.insectidentification.org/insects-by-state.asp?thisState=Washington

We do have rattlesnakes (timber rattler) east side of the state ;)
 

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So far lyme disease isn't much of an issue here in Washington yet, we get roughly 15 or so cases a year but most of these cases are of people who visited the east coast where it's more prevalent. Your more than not to get nailed by these than getting lyme disease here in the pacific northwest, cow killer ant (wasp), bald-faced hornet, cytopid centipede and the wolf spider.
And don't forget the brown recluse, black widow and scorpion.
 

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We have the Arizona scorpion eastern Washington, much of the recluse sightings here have really been the hobo spiders, I have yet to see a recluse not that they don't exist though I see a lot of hobo's (not that they are any better) we certainly have a lot of black widows
 

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We have the Arizona scorpion eastern Washington, much of the recluse sightings here have really been the hobo spiders, I have yet to see a recluse not that they don't exist though I see a lot of hobo's (not that they are any better) we certainly have a lot of black widows
I worked with a guy in Oregon years ago who got bit on the leg by a recluse. It made quite a mess of his leg.
 

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so glad that I only have to worry about an adder or two here,these ticks I've learned to watch out for,got a special tool to get them...somehow they don't seem to like me...
 

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it would be nice if nature atleast sometimes wouldn't want us dead,as it's so bloody inventive in various ways.
Its our own fault that nature does not like us, hell 9 billion humans on a planet meant to hold 5 billion at most what do you expect mother nature to do, we breed like rats with no provision made to feed, house, train, educate, transport and care for our millions of sprogs each year, We live on a paradise world and we are shitting in the pool and dumping rubbish in the garden.
 

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spot on friend..don't know if I'm "greener" these days,but I seem to find some trash every time we take a walk in the woods with the dog and we take it to the dumpster,not much but why leave it there..
 

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You young Sir with all your life ahead of you need to get as far away from the up and coming EU controlled multi cultural diverse socialist cities before your kids end up like mine did coming home from school with more knowledge about the Middle East than the history of the European people.
 

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we're kinda stubborn here,we take quite alot of shit,but when it's enough I wouldn't wanna be around,thank God for our hunting tradition,almost every houshold has a gun or two or more ;)
that multicultural garbage isn't sinking very well here,despite what some socialist media tells it is.
 

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my stash exceeds that amount :)
and yes we have made plans with a couple of my class mates ;dear lord,burglary,they took my guns..they took my ammo :rolleyes:
 

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Lyme is huge in and around Kentucky, you absolutely have to wear tick repellent when hiking or going outside for prolonged periods. 15% of lyme cases go chronic, which means they never really go away. I have a friend whose did and she still struggles with constant aches and exhaustion two years later, with periods where she's fine then relapses where she's bedridden. My mother got it and her lyme went away completely in a month of treatment, after which she was fine. It depends on the strain and your genetics and health just how bad it gets.
 

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