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Have you ever been bitten?

Asked by GloPro (8394points) July 17th, 2014 from iPhone

Inspired by the introduction of our newest jellies, @Araphel and @UnholyThirst, I am curious…

Have you ever been bitten? By what?

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ragingloli's avatar

Ants. In retaliation, I wiped out their entire race.

SomeoneElse's avatar

Dogs of many sizes and colour, all, though, with very sharp teeth.

Some dogs hate postal workers!

UnholyThirst's avatar

Nice leading question you have there, sweets…

Being bitten is pure ecstasy pouring out of very hungry lips and a swirling, inviting tongue. My fangs are razor sharp…

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yes. By dogs, cats, mosquitoes, ants…

GloPro's avatar

I bit a chunk out of my sister’s back once. I was very small, but I remember clearly feeling fear when I saw her bleeding and screaming and running to tell on me. I knew I had done something bad, even being a toddler.
I also remember being bent, old school style, over my father’s knee for it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Collie dog when I was about 11 years old.

Bees and wasps – too numerous to mention

Fire Ants – again too numerous to mention. Horrible.

Snake (non-poisonous) – once

GloPro's avatar

@ragingloli @elbanditoroso They don’t call them fire ants for nothing. Those fuckers hurt! I have tiny scars from the blisters I got on my feet squatting to take a leak on an ant hill in flip flops. They started biting and I freaked!

cazzie's avatar

I was bitten by a dog when I was about 8 and still have the scar on my upper left thigh. Horseflies, mosquitoes, spiders and the odd small child, including my own. (working in daycare has its disadvantages.)

Coloma's avatar

Oh yes, by just about everything being a major animal nut.
I have been bitten by 4 dogs in my life, a Doberman, a Wiener dog , a hound ( my own damn dog ) and a German Shepherd. Two required stitches.
I have also been bitten by horses, donkeys, rabbits, cats, parrots, a rat and an evil ground squirrel I tried to save once upon a time.
I have also been goosed plenty from ym little flock of flappy footed friends over the years. haha

My cat “Myles” survived a major rattlesnake bite 2 summers ago too. Lucky I was home when it happened and noticed him bleeding and vomiting on the deck. That was scary!

cazzie's avatar

Oh, I forgot to mention I was bitten buy a wild field mouse I managed to catch in the snow one winter when I was about 12. That one drew blood.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Snakes (while playing around – nonpoisonous), spiders, mosquitoes and various other insects, fire ants and more fire ants, a small sand shark, a squirrel, plenty of attention-getting love bites from Buddy the cat, women, a little brat of a boy, every dog I’ve ever owned, once by a german shepherd guardog that got off his leash, a sheepshead, recently by a goat, a horse, and I got stabbed through the palm by the bony pectoral fin while handling a saltwater catfish. Nothing serious, except for the sand shark, the guard dog, and the catfish. Those required surgical cleansing and stitches.

Araphel's avatar

I agree with my Sister Unholy Thirst, as I recall, being bitten took me to another place and time, and soon enough pain was devoured by thirst for more. V….V

UnholyThirst's avatar

@Araphel Let’s keep our eye on @GloPro , she’s quite tantalizing…

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Yes, by people.

JLeslie's avatar

Are you kidding? Insects love me. More than once I have had over 20 mosquito bites at once from being outside for an hour. Do we include wasps as a bite? Add that too. Spiders, tick, ants, and probably things I don’t even know bit me, I just know I had bites. My cat once or twice snapped at me, but never broke the skin. Men have nibbled a little also, but never what I would call an actual bite.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@ragingloli – not very effectively, to judge from my back yard….the race is still thriving.

GloPro's avatar

Hmm, more of a suck, @JLeslie I’ve had quite the hicky collection over the years. Now that I’m older they are fewer, and I get pissed when I get them, but it isn’t the intentional trophy hicky of my youth. I can’t really be too upset about an accidental passion hicky. Hopefully I’m due for one soon, actually!

JLeslie's avatar

I didn’t mean hicky, although I have had a couple of those too. Stupid teenage tradition. Once in a great while my husband does a little suckage and I stop him right away, I don’t want a hicky.

I was talking about teeth, but not really biting down. No pain of any sort.

Coloma's avatar

Hickeys are SO disgusting! Gah!

OpryLeigh's avatar

Only yesterday I was bitten by a dog and I have an awesome war wound to show for it! Two dogs were fighting and I went in to separate them and one of them redirected onto my leg. I believe it was the Bichon Frise that did it which sounds a bit pathetic!!!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Leanne1986 Never get into a dog fight. If anything grab the back legs and throw them fast. But a Bichon Frise sounds oddly poetic for a bite.

OpryLeigh's avatar

This was between a Great Dane and a Bichon and, believe me, there was only one way of getting the Dane off the Bichon and that involved me having to get closer than I would have liked. I am very used to dealing with dog disagreements and we are trained in the best ways of separating, depending on how extreme the situation is but sometimes you have to throw the rule book out of the window and this was one of those cases unfortunately for me. That Dane really had it in for the Bichon and at one point I thought it was going to finish her off!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Leanne1986 Dogfights are nasty. Their predator side comes out big time. You are pretty brave for wading into it like that.

DominicX's avatar

I think my brother bit me as a kid…little bastard :P

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

When I was a teenager, my friend’s German Shepherd bit me badly.

The dog wasn’t violent or dangerous. My friend’s house had an enclosed breezeway outside the front door. I had to enter the area, walk to the door, and knock. It was dark at night, and the dog was sleeping, unseen, on the breezeway’s floor. I stepped on him, and he did the normal thing – woke up frightened, snarled at me, and attacked. He bit my arm so hard, his teeth made puncture wounds through a heavy parka.

The incident was unintended and just one of those things, and I didn’t blame anyone. I certainly wasn’t angry at an innocent dog. What did annoy me, however, was that nobody in that family apologized for putting me, and any other visitors, in harm’s way (my friend was expecting me to stop by). I’d done absolutely nothing wrong, but I was scared and injured. All those people did was get indignant and say, “He’s a good dog.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Sure, but nothing to write home about! My sister was bitten by a water moccasin once. And a field mouse. She had to get rabies shots for that one.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Yes, she bit me right at the base of my ding-aling-ling.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Dan_Lyons Ouch been there. Did you notice there seems to be an emergency turtle like function when the teeth hit?

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Actually @Adirondackwannabe I sort of enjoyed the sensation so long as she wasn’t chomping down to hard!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I got it hard. That was no fun.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes;
1) Insects including 50 yellow jackets at one time from a lawn mower going over their nest in the ground
2) Dog, a dog fight when I was 8 years old.
3) Fish, a Barracuda on the deck of a fishing boat
4) Human while restraining a patient at a mental hospital when I was in college

Dutchess_III's avatar

You went to college in a mental hospital, Trop Willie?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

^^^ I’m going to climb out on a limb here and guess that @Tropical_Willie worked as an orderly. :-)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Worked as an orderly in the most disturbed wards and later taught craft classes with knives and chisels. All as tranquilizers and psychotropic medications were starting to be used for patients.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Holy crap @Tropical_Willie! Where’s the brains?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Mine or the patients? ?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, the people who said it was ok for psychotic people to use knives and chisels?

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Let’s not even raise the bar and expect brains to be in play; how about just some mindless common sense?

My mother’s in a nursing home, and all the patient crafts involve crayons, felt markers, glue and glitter, or clay. And, this is a place for the aged and disabled, not for people who are mentally ill (well, as a caveat, some dementia patients are violent and dangerous, but they’re the exceptions within the community). It simply wouldn’t make sense to use weapon-like tools with impaired people who might harm themselves or others. This nursing home doesn’t even let its residents have pens or sharpened pencils.

Berserker's avatar

As a kid I loved insects, and I always ran around catching them. I’ve been bitten and stung by wasps, ants and other critters that I hadn’t even known could defend themselves in such ways. Never stopped me though haha.
It’s just a good thing for me that I didn’t live in a place with insects that can seriously harm you. Although there are black widows here, but I was not interested in anything that wasn’t an insect.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Symbeline I still haven’t figured out what the vampire moth that bit me was. That was seriously mean.

ucme's avatar

This reminds me of that TV show, I Was Bitten, pretty hardcore stuff on there.
I got bit only once, by a dog.

Berserker's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Heh yeah I remember that. Odd, I’m still curious what the Devil that thing was.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Yeah, I’d like to know too. Little bastard. :)

AshLeigh's avatar

Mostly by humans. And kittens.

Coloma's avatar

Speaking of insects, my daughter once dared me to pick up a Longhorn pine sawyer beetle that live in my zone. I did, and it drew blood with it’s massive pincher mandibles. Hey…nobody can ever say I’m a wussy woman. lol

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve been a city letter carrier for 29 years, so I’ll let you guess the answer.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

@AstroChuck NALC? It was a client of mine a few years ago, and one of my best and finest clients of all time. Love the logo!

Paradox25's avatar

I’ve been bitten by a black rat snake, a garter snake, various types of fish, a baby snapping turtle, spiders, gerbils, dogs, cats and plenty more critters. There’s nothing enjoyable about being bitten in my opinion though. I can’t believe others would say otherwise.

trailsillustrated's avatar

a brown snake age about 14 was airlifted to hospital for antivenom. One year of physical therapy.

dappled_leaves's avatar

So many blackflies and mosquitoes. A couple of cats. And humans. None of them meant any lasting harm.

@elbanditoroso and @Espiritus_Corvus Non-venomous, if you please. Whether it was poisonous or not matters only if you were biting the snake. ;)

Coloma's avatar

Oh man..I forgot about Horseflies! I have taken a few bites and worse yet have had my horse launch into a bucking fit when he got bit. haha

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

^^^ Hi, Laurie! Yes, how can such a small creature cause such painful bites? Those things really hurt.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ Seriously huh?!!! Hi Lori :-)

rojo's avatar

By a person?

Only during the throws of passion. Did nothing for me positive or negative. It just was what it was and we kept on “Truckin’”.

rojo's avatar

By animals, insects or whatever?

Lost count years ago.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Yes. I’ve been bitten by bull ants and they hurt! A dog bit me once. A rabbit. My sister and that was on my back and it hurt a lot! I’ve been nibbled too but that’s a whole different story.

SomeoneElse's avatar

@Coloma I do hope the daughter was impressed by your actions!

Mastema's avatar

GloPro, is that an invite? Yes I’ve been bitten.

downtide's avatar

I’ve been bitten by rats, when I kept them as pets. But they were all quite gentle really and as long as you don’t try to pull away before they let go, it doesn’t hurt. Those incidents almost always involved me offering food and the rat being unable to distinguish between their treat and my finger.

Bitten by puppies in play more often than I can count. And cats.

Bitten by horses a few times; that hurts.

One I was bitten and then chased by a very angry goose. I think that was the scariest.

I have also been “bitten” by a giant carp, but that was more like a sloppy suck than a bite. The fish was so big my whole fist could fit in its mouth.

GloPro's avatar

That reminds me… I was bitten by an albino sting ray in the Bahamas.

Berserker's avatar

@GloPro Lol, reminds you. If that happened to me I’d probably never forget. :p

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

I’ve read that zebras, which look incredibly cute and sweet, are mean. They’ll bite you, and they’ll bite to hurt and injure. When we see a creature that’s so attractive and seems harmless, it’s easy to forget that it’s a wild animal.

There are often damages on drive-through safaris. People are warned to stay in their cars and keep the windows closed at all times. A zebra approaches the car; the riders say “Oh, how lovely,” roll down the windows, and treat the zebra like a domesticated horse; at least one person gets seriously bitten.

GloPro's avatar

I got attacked by an ostrich on one of those safaris. I have pictures of it on the passenger side of the car, walking around front, then pics of just the head and beak as it went for my camera and the bag of pellets in my lap. That scared me so bad I forgot I was driving, but I didn’t get pecked and got some really funny photos of the whole thing.

I think the ostriches know you have pellets and are smart. They hang out right at the entrance to the park and get fat.

downtide's avatar

@SadieMartinPaul Right. There’s a good reason why zebras were never domesticated. They’re pretty much untameable.

rojo's avatar

You want to talk bites? Let’s talk about the chiggers that got hold of me this weekend. There are few things more irritating.

Fortunately none got past the knees.

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