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Discussion: Moose flies

in: R Anderson; R Anderson > 2018-09-01

Sep 3, 2018 9:15 AM # 
emilyr:
Those sound like horse flies and deer flies on steroids!
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Sep 3, 2018 7:39 PM # 
bubo:
Yeah, not very nice!
Similar to the infamous FDFs I presume?
Sep 4, 2018 9:26 PM # 
Sudden:
Just run a bit faster and they won't be able to bother you.
Sep 5, 2018 7:26 AM # 
R Anderson:
FDFs?
They don’t bite as far as I know, but they aim for your eyes and crawl under your clothes and in your hair (maybe a preference for dark hair?). And the worst is when you get in bed after showering and somehow still find one on you.
Sep 5, 2018 8:33 AM # 
bubo:
FDF as far as I understand is a term introduced by PG (?) several years ago.
DF would be deer flies while the F is just the normal expletive for something bad (f-ing).
Extensive research and experimenting has been done on the use of blue hats and sticky tape to lessen the unpleasantness.
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