|Nasty little sucker|
So I went first, just to prove to Alex it didn’t hurt. I was in agony. The maid hacked away at my toe with the same vigour she scrubs my Y-Fronts up and down a cast concrete washboard every day. There was no finesse, no pity, not even a hint of mercy. If I even flinched now, Alex would be over the TV and through the window into the garden.
The sand flea is normally found in the sandy terrain of warm, dry climates. It prefers deserts, beaches, stables, stock farms, and the soil and dust close to farms.
|Ah, Diddums. Thankfully Alex's beastie was fished out with just a needle. Mine, and this is just a stock photo from Wikipedia, required the removal of most of my toenail but this at least gives you an idea.|
So, in addition to Malaria, Typhoid, Bilharzia, Amoebic Dysentery, Black Water Fever (a complication of acute Plasmodium falciparum Malaria), Tick Bite Fever, goodness knows how many types of worms and Cutaneous leishmaniasis, I can add a bloody sand flea to the list of tropical ailments I have suffered.
Still, 'Flu is worse. That knocks you out for at least three weeks.