Most people feel a bit sick seeing this parasite for the first time! But no worries, you get used to it living for a while in The Gambia.
The “Tumbu fly” (also known as “Mangofly” without having any relation to Mango trees) loves to lay eggs in the surrounding of dogs, cats or people. The tiny worm that hatches from these eggs has a special drilling mechanism! It enters the skin, you just don’t feel it. But you will… it grows!
To remove them you apply some pressure to the dogs skin, other animals incl. people are much more difficult!
Here are some lovely pics of infested dogs: