Watch The Queasy Moment an Abnormally Large Parasite Is Extracted from a Poor Kitten’s Nose
4Lava can enter the body through openings like ears and nose
When the eggs get attached to the host, the larva then enters into its body through any opening such as wounds, ears, and nostrils. In the kitten’s case, it was the nostril obviously as the egg may have attached itself near the kitten’s nose while it may have sniffed round the area where the eggs were laid.
5The botfly has a very short life span
Once the larva enters the body, they migrate into a comfortable cavity and start feeding and growing. It will eventually leave the host and drop into loose soil where it develops into a pupa to finally become an adult fly. An adult fly has a short life span; all it will do is mate, lay eggs and then die.
6It is a harmless condition
While the entire procedure of botfly lava stuck up an animal’s nose or ears may look gross especially when it is being pulled out like the one from the poor kitten’s nose, they are in effect harmless. The big problem is that the only symptom or sign can be a bump on the skin which will leave it undiagnosed.