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Re: Off topic - mosquito legends
I was on Grande Isle at the State Park on the end of the island. I walked
across the grass from the fishing pier to the parking area and was attacked
by a cloud of those Mossies, My wife was sitting in the car and locked the
car door because she did not want any of them to get in the car. They drank
their fill and flew off then she opened the door for me. I have never seen
so many of the darn things in one place before. I have not wanted to return
there again because of those mossies.I was covered with repellant at the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leo Arieux" <HOLLIS1506 at webtv_net>
To: <killietalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Off topic - mosquito legends
> I have told this story several times with varied responses. There is a
> community in Louisiana in/on the Gulf which is called Grand Isle. Which
> is not grand and is also not an isle (confusing nes pas). Many years ago
> when I was teenager, I was part of a group who went there to do some
> native fish collecting.
> In order to get a decent start on collecting,
> the party stayed in a motel. We were advised by the locals NOT to answer
> any knocks on our door at night before checking on who was knocking.
> Well about 1:30 am there were several
> loud knocks and before opening the door, I looked through the window
> next to the door and much to my amazement there were two very large 6'
> mosquitos arguing about whether or not to eat us there or take us home
> and share. Quite sobering !
> Stories like these are probably how the vampire legends began,
> especially in South Louisiana, where we have our own "local" legend
> concerning shape changers
> aka werewolves.....here we call them loup garou. They growl with a cajun
> accent. I guarantee !
> Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler'
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