Today, at the beach, my wife asked me why an insect had bit her.
I had just been watching crabs scurry across the sand in search of nourishment, several types of bird picking at the sand where the surf had broken and retreated, and pelicans diving into the sea to catch fish. That display of nature provided the answer.
"Everything bites everything," I replied.
At some point, every living creature is going to bite something else...as a source of food, as a means of protection, or to aggravate (children often bite!).
We cannot criticize insects for doing what comes natural. Of course, that does not mean that we have to like the fact that they do to us what we do to cows, pigs, fish, chicken, etc.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.