My son brought home his biology experiment this weekend. He thought I'd be fascinated by it.
I was. Totally. Until they escaped.
I was led to believe that he was cloning Girls Gone Wild, but, alas, he was only growing fruit flies. Those little critters sure breed quickly, the flies that is.
Fruit flies are fascinating creatures. They fly but cannot swim. They are attracted to fruity things like fruit and wine, but they cannot swim. They'll land on anything fruity smelling, like fruit or wine, but they cannot swim.
When they land in a wine glass I think they try to swim, although the best they manage is to float.
They've set up shop in my kitchen and my only hope is for a hard freeze to wipe them out.
Hard freeze. In Houston. In March.
It could be a long summer. As they say, time files like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana.
Yes, they actually say that.