Mosquitoes the size of quarters in FL

Mosquitoes the size of quarters in FL

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by KGW

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Posted on March 13, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 9:45 AM

The Sunshine State is used to snakes, sharks and storms but now it's dealing with a new problem: giant mosquitoes.

They're officially called “gallinippers” but most Floridians just call them annoying.

Think of how big a regular mosquito is. Now think of one that's the size of a quarter.

They've always lived in Florida. But scientists say there will be a lot more of them this year thanks to all the water from tropical storm Debby and a mild winter.

There is a silver lining though. The gallinipper is so big it actually eats other mosquitoes as well as humans

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