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- A Ladybug Twice Attacked a Lindeville Woman
A scientist says it’s becoming more common.
Jessica Ford was laying down in her Lindeville home when she was attacked. There was no warning. Her attacker was fast and silent, but left its mark.
“It felt like getting punched in the back of the head by someone wearing rings,” Ford told local reporters.
Luckily, she was able to get photos and video of her attacker: an unusually large ladybug. The attack was unprompted, Ford said. She was just trying to sleep, as she does every night. In fact, she’s seen this ladybug before and there was never any problem.
When she got home, her husband helped disinfect her scalp — now bloodied and cut — and she told him the unbelievable story. Later on, at the urging of her friends, she went to the doctor, who recommended she get a tetanus shot to avoid any further issues from the ladybugs bacteria-carrying mouth.
Ford wasn’t going to be kept away from her house, so she did her best to rid her space of the Ladybugs. “I just was like, ‘OK, I just won’t sleep in my room until its gone.’ But then, exactly a week later, on the next Saturday, I was cleaning my room, next to my bed. And the same thing.”Yup, the Ladybug struck again.”
The good news is that this is seasonal, so the Ladybug may eventually move on or quit being so territorial. “It’s not like forever. This will sort of work its way out,” Scientist Craig Thomas said. In the meantime, he suggested Ford wear a hat, continue cleaning consistently or just admit defeat and move houses.