[Tweeters] More Mountain Beaver trivia: fleas
jbroadus at seanet.com
Wed Jul 23 08:28:37 PDT 2014
Several sources (probably copying the Guiness Record account) trace the world's largest flea to a Mountain Beaver nest in Puyallup (1913). One quote:
Elsewhere in the world, the largest known flea is the Hystrichopsylla schefferi — a flea found in the nest of a mountain beaver in Washington State, USA. It can grow up to 8mm long and has been known to bite a man's arm off at the shoulder blade (Ed's note: OK, there's a certain amount of poetic licence there — but they do grow to 8mm).
And then there is this, for you collectors:
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