SOCIAL media users have been left horrified over a skin-crawling video showing thousands of blood-thirsty midges swarming a hillwalker.
Cat Webster captured the horrifying clip in Glen Feshie in the Cairngorms National Park showing clouds of pesky bloodsuckers swarming the mountain leader.
The spine shivering footage shows masses of the ravenous beasties circling Cat searching for their next meal.
The infuriating critters fill the entire screen from top to bottom, with hundreds also resting on the side of a black van.
Cat shared the video to Twitter on Sunday, writing: “Midge report from Glen Feshie: still hellish.”
The post has now collected over 1,800 likes and hundreds of retweets from viewers who were horrified by the footage.
@PattendenRich said: “You need a flamethrower immediately.”
@dthomas560 wrote: “Insects are on the decline. Great to see one species doing well…”
@sallygoble commented: “Don’t leave the car for the love of god!”
@niro750 replied: “Wow. I haven’t seen them like that in a while!”
@seanderrick1991 added: “I can feel this video and now I’m super uncomfortable.”
@JeanJeanie_68 also said: “Hell on earth.”
@albannaich1314 replied: “Scratching here just looking at it….experienced it there a couple of times.”
The current midge forecast in Aviemore, near Glen Feshie, is set to four – the second highest rating and described as: “That’s no mist, that’s midges.”
Midge season in Scotland typically lasts from the end of May to September.
This year has been described by experts as having a “mega hatch”.