The first is that dragonflies are beautiful, harmless creatures that offer no threat to us. That was my belief until this morning. As we strolled up the towpath, enjoying the fresh air and a little late summer warmth, of a sudden, a large dragonfly hove into sight (Subsequently identified from the Readers Digest Field Guide to Butterflies and other insects of Britain (1984) as a Brown Aeshna.) and made a bee line for Jill, landing square on her forehead. What a photo' opportunity it would of been if the blasted thing hadn't sunk its fangs into her leaving a nasty swelling. Trust me, the next one that even looks sideways at me is in for a swift meeting with a rolled up news paper. The culprit escaped before either of us could react. So there goes myth number one.
Just had a thought, you don't think the dragonfly could have rabies do you?
Watch this space..............