These images show how a man’s leg was left bleeding after he was set upon by an invasion of mosquitoes in Croatia as Brits prepare to visit the country for the summer season.
The startling incident took place in the town of Bilje in the Osijek-Baranja County in north-eastern Croatia, and photographer Marijo Romulic recorded his leg after he says the insects surrounded his legs and bit them.
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Romilic says he was watering plants in his garden but only managed to finish half the job as a swarm of mosquitoes began biting his legs.
He said: “As far as I remember it was never like this. It is unbearable, nothing helps, especially not the spraying now. That kills them for a day, but the next day new arrive.”
In the images, his leg can be seen bleeding from dozens of bites and more mosquitoes appear to be landing on his skin.
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Another clip shows a swarm of mosquitoes under a street light and Ivan Zgrebec, 34, from the village of Josipovac in north-eastern Croatia says he was mowing the grass full clothed to protect himself from the bites. However, the insects reportedly found a way to his back and he says he was bitten 100 times in a matter of minutes.
He said: “I wore a t-shirt with long sleeves. And a hood. I put on long trousers. Then put a scarf over my face. I thought I was safe. But I wasn’t.”
The Government has reportedly confirmed they will provide the 5 million HRK (603,023 GBP) requested to help stop the mosquitoes in that area of the county.
Netizen ‘Alek’ commented: “They are very aggressive, it has not been like this ever.”
While ‘Scot’ added: “Last Friday I had over 100 bites.”
According to the British government, around 765,000 British citizens visited Croatia in 2017.
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