21-year-old’s painful photo shows aftermath of massive mosquito swarm

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FISHERS, Ind. – There are mosquito bites, and then there is what happened to 21-year-old Indiana native Jordan Lingle.

Lingle told BuzzFeed Life he was playing capture the flag in the woods with friends when he spotted what he thought was the perfect hiding place.

He crouched down at the edge of the woods in a hidden area near the river’s edge and waited, soon realizing his mistake.

“All of a sudden I felt like I was being attacked by mosquitoes everywhere on my body, especially on my back,” Lingle told BuzzFeed Life. “But I didn’t want to move from my spot because I was hidden super well. So I tried fending them off, then I realized there was a complete swarm of mosquitos around me and it got unbearable, so I drove home.”

The number of bites was so great it appeared the individual bug bites converged into large, raised welts, many larger than a quarter.

Lingle’s mother took one look at his back and took a photo for Facebook with the quote, “Jordan just came in from jogging and said I think I got a few mosquito bites while I was running!!!!!”