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Never moved so fast

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by tinmanofkent, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    Laying in bed just now, browsing the forum when I hear a fly come in the window. A fly so loud I take a look to see a hornet in the bedroom!

    You have never seen someone move out of bed so quick and out the door. That was terrifying enough for me but then the damn thing went silent and I'm thinking, has it gone back out the window?... Or has it nested in the duvet waiting to sting the living day lights out of me later, perhaps in my sleep!!!

    So I had to go back in, just like a horror movie the suspense was killing me. I found it crawling over my shooting coat hanging on the wardrobe and I didn't know what to do, it was huge! It then took off again and so did I. Peering from behind the door I just saw it fly back out the window and off into the blue.

    I never saw hornets until the last 5 years maybe and now I see them every year. Bring back DDT.

    Has anyone ever been stung by one? I hear it's incredibly painful.
     
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    kermitboy1 Banned

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    Seen them out in the field, omg, but never had one enter the house let alone the bedroom. Mate I flap with a wasp let alone one of them monster's. Funny enough, have never heard of anyone having been stung by one, but I dare say they can. KB1
     
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    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Get them all the time, man up and buy a pest control tin of hornet killer from your local farm supply place, then give it to the wife to go and deal with it!
     
  4. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    Good idea!

    I went for a wee in the woods last year and while there I got bored and kicked some bark off a fallen tree and found a sleeping Hornet under the bark. When I finished having a wee I ran and got a tin and some clear plastic and caught it. Here it is, it's horrible!
     
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    When I was a teenager I got stung by one under the armpit, it was excruciatingly painful! The only real pain I had as a comparison at the time was being shot in the knee with an air rifle, which it beat hands down. I don't blame you for running out the room, I do exactly the same nowadays
     
  6. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I remember my father having one in the cab of the combine. He managed to capture it in a tobacco tin, then into a jam jar. It was like something out of a Syfi film, evil looking and made a horrendous buzz in the jar.

    Good job we don't get swarms of them!

    Andrew
     
  7. Margaret13

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    Only ever seen one when I was a kid at a friends house .. we let out a scream and her mother had to kill it ....:D
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I was doing a bathroom last year in the sticks and was sitting in the van having some grub, and the biggest hornet flu in and landed on me steering wheel right in front of me :eek:
     
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    You can see why they named a caliber or 2 after it! Haha
     
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    Is that one of the Asian ones thats invading?
     
  11. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    I think all the ones I have seen are European Hornets. My Michelle's brother had them nesting in the back of his house. At night they had all the lights on along the back of house and we sat on the patio watching hornets swarm round them.
     
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    Was about 20 when I got hit by a swarm of these (brown mud wasps, in South Africa) that had taken up residence in my Aunts letterbox, 7 stings on the head/face and 5 on the arms before I could make it to the pool nearby, not a pleasant experience, like hot needles going in and stung like a b****r for a good few hours afterwards. Have a healthy respect for wasps of any description now!!

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