Don’t mess with small things on a tepuis. The most fun about this strip for me, when writing, were that these ridiculous funny things were FACTS.
Yeah, puri-puri bugs are like no-see-ums from hell which are also on Beast Mode. They have been known to drive people insane and people have jumped headfirst off the cliffs to their deaths to escape the torture of the puri-puri. The bullet ants you mentioned are pretty bad. Did you know they yell at you before they attack, dropping on you from trees? And don’t get me started on bot flies, Brazilian Wandering Spiders, Eyelash Pit Vipers, Fer-de-Lance and then there’s the gormar scorpion, reputed to be the second-deadliest on earth. And in case that isn’t enough, there are the various lonomia caterpillars which can be deadly if touched.
I have to agree with Blake – I’d want to go home with those bugs around!
Mind you, Vachel would have loved going to Australia. Imagine him telling everyone about drop bears.
“Kinda” like an artichoke? If they taste about that good, I could probably go for that…
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