Re: NANFA-- Bite, Sting...? Collecting near Columbus, OH

Roselawn Museum (
Tue, 29 May 2001 10:29:43 -0400

I'm probably butchering the spelling, but if you were stirring up the
bottom enough to get that many darters, it could have been another nasty
bottom dweller, the helgramite.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 12:54 PM 5/26/01 -0400, you wrote:
>At one point during our fish hunting in the Little Darby, I was stung or
>bit by something while holding a wet seine pole. It got me under my thumb
>on the soft part, so I think whatever it was got trapped between my thumb
>and the pole. It stung like a bee sting for a little while, then I forgot
>about it. Today, it is a little swollen and itchy like a bee sting or fly
>bite. It was pretty cool on Thursday and we didn't see too many flying
>insects, not even mosquitos. Seems like I have experienced this before
>while seining. Anyone have a clue what it might have been?
>Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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