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Well, as you may remember, I learned that I lost my goldfish a few months ago. Well, "just in case" I had not yet gotten around to replacing them, as I didn't want to have more deceased fish on my conscience. Well, imagine my surprise when I was out looking at my pond and, to my surprise, I see LOTS of things swimming around in it. Little black torpedo looking things. Quickly, I realize that they are not fish, but they do look rather large, about 1/4 to almost 1/2 inch long. My mind flashes back to the "BUGS!" show I saw on HGTV, and remember that dragonflies spend a year of their lives as underwater preditors. I'd seen many dragonflies by my pond, so I assumed that's what they were. I got very excited. Imagine my surprise when my father comes over, and I show him my new discovery, and he begins laughing at me (bet you can guess what I had!). Yup, mosquito larva, probably at least as many as the letters in this entry.
Needless to say, I ran out to the pet store, and purchased 37 (hungry) 1 inch goldfish. As of two days later, I don't see any mosquitos in the water, and I haven't been attacked by any via air, so I'm thinking that I'm safe.
Other than that, having a fine old spring...hope you are too! kathy