Wood Thrush, South Dakota.
Funny how things go, isn't it? I just got the lab results back from a swab taken of my stoma site following last week's flare-up. Apparently I had one of these things there. You'd have thought I'd have noticed, but apparently they can be very small. Couldn't tell if it was a wood thrush or a mistle thrush or what. I liked the doc's comment of "no further treatment required". Nothing wrong with a nice healthy little songbird now is there? Certainly explains the total lack of insects about my person too.
I didn't expect such a thing, but then again my system is a little unusual these days so I guess I might create the odd special niche for life to grow in new and interesting ways. BTW, it's all fine now. The bird and me have made a cordial accord, it seems.
Remember kids, life will always get in wherever it can.....
...so always pack clean, or at least fun, underwear.