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BEST PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION

Lovebugs

True, one could say that copulation is a basic function of all animal species, but lovebugs take it to a whole ’nother level. They hook up twice a year, extending as high as 1,500 feet and covering up to a quarter of the state’s land area (not to mention several miles over the Gulf of Mexico). Hundreds of thousands participate in this aerial gangbang (up to 10 males will try to mount a female — even if she’s already in flagrante delicto with an existing male). They clog car radiators, smear windshields and, like little “Aliens,” damage an automobile’s finish with the acid from their dead bodies. Sure, they only live two or three days, but they’re “doing it” the whole time. What a way to go.

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