Today's conclusion: No living things should ever glow.
I was in my darkening bedroom this evening, fishing some clothes out of a dresser drawer, when something glinting caught my eye. I looked up towards my closet and spotted the first firefly I had ever seen in my life.
In my closet.
It's little rear end was blinking on and off like no tomorrow with an eery greenish light.
Now you may think it amusing that I would be so worked up about this, but I am from Utah, I have never seen a firefly before. I reacted in the most refined manner and jumped up and ran across my bed screaming so high I think the mosquitoes were annoyed by me.
But I had reason,
The thing was spitting fire!
Anyway, I soon regained composure and yes, I am a bug killer. I used the trusty fly swatter with an understandably long handle, and well, swatted him.
I happened to have gotten him while his lights were on.
And then I took a picture because I'm like that.