No Hornets were harmed in the making of this post!


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This is a Red Hornet

Before anyone rants and raves it wasn’t sacrificed for this blog.

It was already expired and gathered for examination.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rather impressive machines these hornets.

They are huge compared to a humble wasp;  and the sound they make is different too. They make this really low, lazy, evil-sounding buzz when they fly around.

If you ever wondered why it might smart a little if you get stung, take a look at this stinger!

Coleshed Safety Advice:

If you encounter an angry hornet in an enclosed space, RUN AWAY.

 

 

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Man alive!

These guys even have spikes on their knees and hooks on their feet!

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