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Alaskan mosquitoes

"In Alaska, the mosquito is the state bird, or so the joke goes because of the size and numbers of the bloodsucking insects," shares David Strege in his GrindTV article on Krause and Sweet.

And here we thought we had it bad in Canada. Click here to read more on their mosquito encounters in Alaska.

Researchers swarmed by mosquitoes in Alaska

Meet Jesse Krause and Shannan Sweet, two researchers who worked at the Toolik Field Station on the North Slope of Brooks Range in Alaska. The two were studying Arctic climate change and how the change into the spring season would affect the birds migrating to the North Slope. But from the looks of it, the only birds they were able to study were that of the state bird of Alaska: the Mosquito.

Click here to read more on their mosquito encounters in Alaska. Photos from Jesse Krause's Facebook page.