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I heard about this challenge recently, no Scots person would willingly put themselves through this. Scotland is stunning, we effectively have no dangerous predator animals to worry about and our laws give us a right to roam anywhere as long as we are sensible, but in order to balance it out we have these wee beasties, woe betide you if you are out in long grass anywhere near water and the wind drops. Many a campsite early morning or dusk has people running around like lunatics as they attempt to put up or take down a tent or sit around a bonfire. Even watching this will make you itchy if you have ever experienced it. No amount of Deet will keep them off for long - only full mesh suits and even then their size makes it hard - sometimes it literally stops outdoor workers from doing their jobs. They are only 1.4 mm long at most but you can get half a million of them living in 1 square metre of grass and they are attracted to the carbon dioxide you breathe out.


 (I cannot stop itching now)



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You've got to be weird to subject yourself to something like this.  No matter where you live!

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