Hornet from Hell

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Hornet from Hell

#1  Postby Macdoc » May 05, 2020 12:28 am

Australia not the only continent with serious nasties ....one is trying to invade the west coast of North America

VICTORIA—When John and Moufida Holubeshen heard that a nightmarish insect known for its poisonous sting and voracious appetite had arrived in their neck of the woods, they did what almost no one would have done.

They went looking for it.

The Nanaimo, B.C. residents made up half the foursome that ultimately tracked and destroyed the first Asian giant hornet nest discovered in North America.

It was an ordeal that included John becoming one of the first people to be stung by an Asian giant hornet in Canada.

Eight months later, as news of the hornet in the U.S. has beekeepers and spheksophobiaks abuzz, they still have a hard time believing they met the largest hornet species in the world in their hometown.

“It felt so surreal. As we were leaving, what kept going through my mind was: ‘Did that really happen?’” John said. “It was almost like an out-of-body experience.”


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#2  Postby Macdoc » May 05, 2020 1:28 am

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#3  Postby campermon » May 05, 2020 10:25 am



Holy fuck!

That is my ultimate nightmare! :whine: :whine: :whine: :whine: :whine: :whine:
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#4  Postby newolder » May 05, 2020 11:01 am

Is there something about the name Peterson? :ask: :think:
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