Yes, it's true. We found bot fly larvae on one of our dogs. Kirstin, who is now fully versed in bot fly larva infestations, removed three of the nasty things from poor, longsuffering Joe, seen below.
The bright side of all of this, according to the kids, is that at least now, if one of us is infested with bot flies, we'll know what to do about it. Somehow that particular bright side fails to cheer me!
If you've missed the bot fly fun, follow this link (NOT for the squeamish):
The story of the bird we previously treated for bot fly larva infestation
I am frequently amazed at the things which our family has come to consider normal. I am really hoping NOT to add this to the list!