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Wasp Nest

Started by jmcarp, 10/22/2010 03:58PM
Posted 10/22/2010 03:58PM Opening Post
This football-sized wasp nest is in my neighbor's blue spruce tree.

Jim

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Posted 10/25/2010 04:14PM #1
Wow!
Definitely steer clear of that one. shocked


Robert

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Posted 10/25/2010 06:12PM | Edited 01/22/2012 01:40PM #2
Hi Jim. I believe that nest belongs to the Bald Faced, or "White Faced" Hornet. They never pay any attention to people at all. Basically they only want to work. However if you should accidently run into the nest, or perhaps hit it with a golf ball, they are exceptionally aggressive. They can sting multiple times, and the sting is brutally painful. The nests they build are quite beautiful, and engineering marvels. They will die over winter. Best Regards...Tom.

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