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African folk tale which begins with a mosquito teasing an iguana whose panic becomes contagious.

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In this West African folk tale, retold by Verna Aardema, a mosquito brags to an iguana that he spied a farmer digging yams as big as mosquitoes. The iguana scoffs at such a notion and refuses to listen to any more nonsense.

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The African elephant’s tail is about as long as the back legs. It is covered in virtually hairless skin similar to the rest of the hide, except at the tip where thick, tough hair sprouts out and hangs straight down.It is useful as an insect swatter or a bug deterrent when swished about.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema |