During my research I found several accounts of travelers who were afflicted with worms burrowing beneath their skin. #shudder This creature lives in forests where the black locust tree grows, and it resembles the seed pods of that tree. I also found that there are other species that mimic the seed pods of other trees. I am going to be much MUCH more careful about setting up my camps from now on.
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