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Show your children this brilliant and compulsive viewing: Charlie Hamilton James and Philippa Forester get a botfly larva out of Charlie’s scalp. The bit I love most is how completely fascinated their sons are. When the botfly larva finally comes out, one child is on his knees in his school uniform searching the ground for it. And that computer microscope device thingy! Dear Santa…

I do have some personal experience here, having squeezed two thumbnail-sized fruit fly larvae out of the skin on Graeme’s chest when we were roughing it through Guinea, West Africa. I used petroleum jelly (to cut off the larvae’s air supply) and tweezers (to grab them when they squirming out, desperate for air). Them were the days…

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