Here's what you might not know about these banes of childhood: Though other species of lice infest other mammals and even birds, Pediculus humanus capitis lives on the human scalp and nowhere else. A louse spends the first week or so of its life as an egg, or nit, before hatching into a nymph. Over the course of about seven days, the nymph will molt three times, growing bigger each time, until it reaches the adult stage.
He goes everywhere with the soon-to-be eight-grader [Rachel Benke], including accepting awards at school, celebrating birthdays, and even on the school track where he one day sprung into action. "Her aide was holding Taxi on the side and he just started pulling away from the aide as hard as he could trying to get to Rachel," [Theresa] Benke said. She said once they got her inside, Rachel had a grand mal seizure, and Taxi wouldn't leave the girl's side. "I don't know how Taxi new this, but he wouldn't let anyone near her until the paramedics arrived,"- KHOU 11.