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New use for Mesquite Chips

ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,700
edited 1:23AM in EggHead Forum
Just a guy in a garage try'n to build a new home for my mini when this frigg'n giant bee commences to harass me relentlessly. After about a 1/2 hour of being dive-bombed & almost kill'n myself running away (through a maze of power tools, wood piles & so forth), I finally found the perfect weapon to kill the bast'id:

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By the way, I'm pretty sure he was twice that size when alive :huh:
happy in the hut
West Chester Pennsylvania

Comments

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Ah..the great white hunter who once was prey, becomes the victor!!
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,894
    I'm highly allergic to bee venom so that one would have got my attention in a hurry! Nice shot (one less I have to worry about)!!
  • Hehe...that dude had it comin' to him, eh? And remember, you don't have to soak 'em :)
  • Could be a cicada wasp

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada_killer_wasp
    We get them in the Houston area as they chase down the cicadas. Big suckers but I've never been chased by one.

    I guess if you were in Asia you could put it on the Egg for a quick cooking and eat it!
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,700
    We have those killers here too, I see them all the time in their death-spiral, falling to the ground clutching their victim, but this thing was the same size however it had a typical yellow bee color, not black, & in flight it really did look like it was 2 inches long, scared the crap out'a me
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,994
    Amen to that.

    I'm in the same boat about the venom. My crazy neighbor knows this and he is a bee keeper.
  • Oh oh hope it wasn’t a honey bee they’ze the good bees. I just got some honey from the hive from a bee keeper friend of ours MMmmm good.

    It looks like a wasp rather than a bee that was killed. Have you checked your garage for a wasp nest? Of course this time of year they can get nasty even if they’re not defending a nest.

    This year seems to be the year for flying ants around here, went to the camp grounds and there were zillions of them.

    AuntieEgger
    Ontario, Canada
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,894
    OMG! I guess you keep a loaded Epi-Pen in your holster at all times! I got nailed by a single sting last year and it almost put me away!
  • That looks like a "Cicada Killer". They usually won't sting you but they sure can scare you with their size.
  • Ar-CeeAr-Cee Posts: 105
    Pick up a badminton racket at a yard sale. Best bee whacker ever made. :laugh: My 2 cents. rc
  • My guess is s European Ground Hornet looking at your pic. Much more bright yellow in them than a Cicada Killer.
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