Coccinella septempunctata… insects with a hidden agenda.

Do NOT let the polka dots fool you. Lady bugs are on the hunt and they are after YOUR BRAIN!!! It was about 4:00 in the A.M. last night when I subconsciously reached to scratch my ear… I was horrified when my finger came into contact with a small object which was then shoved INTO my ear during my scratch. I awoke with a fright… “WHAT JUST WENT INTO MY EAR!!!!!!” I was horrified, had a hallucinated it… was it nothing, a big ball of ear wax… WHAT!?!??!?!?
As I sat there momentarily in a slight state of confusion, I felt something crawling IN my ear canal. It was so close to my ear drum I could hear every little movement of it’s tiny feet. I began to violently shake my head to the side… “Oh please come OUT! GET OUT!” I was envisioning some critter gnawing on my brain… causing me to go deaf… laying eggs of it’s prodigy in my head, and many other weird science fiction plots I have seen in the past.
I ran down the stairs in a panic! I was staying at Chuck’s parents house and so I ran to wake him up on the couch. “Chuck Wake up! There is a lady bug in my ear!” I laid down on the floor and began once again to shake my head to the side.
And soon after it fell right out. Which was a relief that I could show Chuck the evidence of there being a bug in my ear… instead of just looking like a crazy person shaking my head at 4:00 in the morning.
The whole incident was short lived, however… I am not happy about having one more thing to be nervous about when I fall asleep each night. As if the thought of spiders crawling into my mouth was not enough. Above is a photograph I snapped of the Lady Bug right before I brutally squished him. He really did whisper that in my ear too and let out an evil cackle.
Well looks like I am going to be sleeping with cotton balls in my ears for awhile until I work past this new phobia. I hope you never have to experience this for yourselves.
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About tacycall

I am a mommy of four little ones. Two girls (5 and 3) and two boys (3 years and 5 months) This only consumes about 95% of my life. I try to squeeze as much as I can into the other 5%. I am a stay at home mom with dreams of owning a hobby farm with my husband and recreating the garden of Eden in my backyard. I crochet , keep bees and spend time with my hubby, cook, read and of course do a little writing.
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2 Responses to Coccinella septempunctata… insects with a hidden agenda.

  1. Sara says:

    Eww eww eww! That is SO gross!

  2. Karen says:

    Glad it was you and not me???? jk. If that happened to me all I would say about it, is that a bug was in my ear. You can sure tell a story about it. So it’s good it happens to people like you, know what I mean??? Have a good day.

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