By Aaron Mackey
Arizona Summer Wildcat
Wednesday July 16, 2003
Biology senior has never seen it rain cats and dogs, but likes to feed cacti to flies
WILDCAT: This is some pretty crazy weather. What do you think about the monsoon?
BITLER: I love it. It's great.
WILDCAT: You think it's about to rain cats and dogs on us?
BITLER: Heck yeah.
WILDCAT: Speaking of cats and dogs, have you ever seen them literally fall from the sky?
BITLER: Umm · not to my knowledge, no.
WILDCAT: Lord knows I have. What about the lightning? Are you worried about getting struck by lightning?
WILDCAT: No? I've been struck 17 times. You've never been struck before?
BITLER: No, but I can tell you have.
WILDCAT: Funny, that's odd that you mention that. So what are you doing on campus?
BITLER: I work at a lab on the south side of campus.
WILDCAT: What do you do in the lab?
BITLER: I'm a research assistant, so I do a whole bunch of stuff.
WILDCAT: Neat! Are there research animals there?
BITLER: A lot of the stuff is fruit flies.
WILDCAT: So no pigs, no cats, no dogs?
BITLER: Umm · no. The most bizarre thing is they do cactus flies and stuff. That's about it.
WILDCAT: You test cactus?
BITLER: That's what the fruit flies eat.
WILDCAT: Wow, that's really weird.