Botfly Being Pulled Out of an Eyeball

Botfly Being Pulled Out of an Eyeball

They may be nigh indestructible, but not even mighty eyes are immune to the invasion of parasitic botflies. But of all possible body parts, for that bugger to settle in the eyeball, that’s some bad luck for the host right there.

Although the pic doesn’t provide a very conclusive evidence of where exactly the larvae is being pulled out of. It looks like an eyeball, but that could be the doing of the tricky perspective of the image. Nasty either way.

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      1. Fuck that shit. Canada may long winter and short summer but way less insect bullshit. We do have mosquito’s and little biting flies but not parasitic things like that. Very few venomous snakes, waay down south near the us border. We got bears and wolves but still.

        1. Mosquitos are what lay the Botfly eggs on your skin. The botfly stops them in the air and drops its eggs on their backs. When they land on you they drop the eggs and they burrow under your skin if you don’t brush them off. The “maggots” defend themselves by hooks that stab into your skin as you try to pull them out. They eventually drop out of your skin in about six months to hatch into the dirt. Fun times.

  1. If you look closely, the bottom left of the photo, you can clearly see a nose (nostrils down), so that confirms it is indeed someone eyeball.

    Though the eyeball would certainly suck, it’s much better then getting one pulled out of your cock; though I’m guessing at this one. At least you have two eyes, think spare here, but only one cock.

  2. So I read up on the botfly. More than I ever wanted to actually. Anyway, the are fairly big and focus on elks and launching larva into the elk nostrils. Sometimes they are found in deer as well.

    As for humans getting then, it’s generally in the eyes or nostrils. It’s thought that the botfly mistakes human eyes for the nostrils of elk; the way they both face forward and would be similar looking to well, a bot fly. At the point the larva is launched into your eyeballs, or nostrils, you cannot wash them out due to hooks that hold them in place. This is probably what happened to ol’ person in photo and they either couldn’t get to treatment fast like, or realized too late. I’m assuming they grow pretty fast; the larva that is.

    1. We need an edit button BTW for our posts. It’s always stupid typos for me, like “then” instead of “them” and it’s driving me insane.

      Site need a donation for edit button option? Cos I would totally donate for that. Really, I would.

    2. Humans often get infected by a mosquito bite. Mosquitos act as vectors (carriers) of infected blood from an animal to a human. Botfly eggs thus get into the bloodstream, and after a few days of living off your nutrients, the eggs hatch into larvae. You typically end up having a whole colony break out under your skin. Fucking nasty shit, man.

  3. Holy shit that’s fucking disgusting..but so the hell did that happen??..sleeping with ones eyes open…meth addict who refused to blink??..played with a dirty cunt and out asshole and didn’t wash his hands??..blowfly man??…i must know more now..thank God i put the vodka away tonight or if be puking again..blaaaaaah… =/

    1. The botfly actually launches it’s larva, from flight, into your eyes. There was a case where a woman was hit with 30 larva into her eyeballs in which they had to take them out one by one at a hospital. If you are walking in an area that is frequented by large mammals, like elk or I’m guessing water buffalo in Africa, you have a small chance of being mistaken by the botfly and having the eggs launched.

      Or as a poster said above, in which I missed that part, the mosquito can also transmit the eggs as the botfly intercepts the mosquito in flight and attaches it’s eggs. This is most common in Africa.

  4. A mother shawn this picture to her little child and since then the boy doesn’t forget to clean this eyes before going to bed.
    Props to BestGore! Te most educational site in the net.

  5. I doubt that is an eyeball, because their is no eyebrow nor eyelashes present. It looks like the deflated cysts around the well irrigated wound. Botfly larvae give off chemicals that make the flesh around them necrotic.

  6. It’s pretty clear that the eyeball itself is to the RIGHT of the area, (UP as concerns the position of the persons head), where the botfly is being removed. Obviously the infestation or embedding of the fly larva has causes swelling and reddening of the tissue right beneath the eye socket, (underneath the bottom eye lid). I don’t know that the fly is ABLE to place larvae actually INSIDE the eyeball. Having read about and viewed THOUSANDS of instances of bot fly infestation in humans and animals, I have YET to come across and instance of a bot fly actually IN someone’s EYE BALL.

    Regardless, it’s about as gross a place to have a bot fly larva embed itself. Nice pic..

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