Tarheeltalker

Vespa crabo and friends

Those who know would call our title subject a hornet, which along with its associate the verspula germanica or wasp; is one of the little known objects of Hurricane Irene”s wrath. And even though I am one of those who had incurred their wrath at various times ( since I suffer from  a pronounced allergic reaction to their stings) I feel a duty to come to their defense.

We in North Carolina suffered significant damage from Irene although ours was not as widespread as that in some northeastern states. Hard to tell that to the residents of Hatteras though. One species that was significantly affected was those of the stinging variety. The combination of wind and water wreaked havoc on their nests and in the words of  the N C Division of Public Health may have caused them to be very aggressive as  a result. That’s a real no brainer, huh?

Come on, if your nest  was waterlogged and then blown several hundred  feet from its preferred location, you might be in a bad mood also. So, for a while give these guys  a wide berth and please, if at all possible, avoid using the Raid.

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September 4, 2011 - Posted by | Weather | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I hope they don’t decide to take their wrath out on you and give you a sting. Even if their nests have been destroyed, I don’t want you to be punished by them.

    Comment by jpatterson | September 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. That’s why I thought I should write something good about them!

    Comment by tarheeltalker | September 4, 2011 | Reply


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