A New Definition of the Word “Safer”

Jerry Coyne, over at Evolution is True, shares a heartwarming tale of a botfly larva that took up residence in a woman’s head (complete with video). She had it removed, but he says that it is much safer to let it come out on its own. This is obviously a new definition of the word "safer"… I don’t think I would feel comfortable about knowingly carrying a maggot munching away inside my skull, letting it grow until it felt the impulse to burrow out in its own good time…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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