Wasp attack


Mike-P

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 11:29
Was drinking my coffee a few mins ago outside when I was attacked by a large wasp. Instinctively I chucked the coffe at it, as you do and then ran for the camera.
Wouldn't want to be stung by one of these, he flew off a few seconds later .. hopefully far away.






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Clarky

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 11:41
Looks like you spat on the poor little fellow
He only attacked you because he could smell your fear

Good shots though
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Mike-P

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 11:45
Clarky wrote:
Looks like you spat on the poor little fellow
He only attacked you because he could smell your fear

Good shots though

Thanks, the "spit" is the froth from the top of the coffee (which I cleaned up during the crop).
You may well be right about the fear though ...
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 31/07/2008 - 11:46

hefty1

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 11:52
That's one mean looking wasp! Not sure I'd have wanted to get that close, even after he'd been "pacified" with coffee!

Great shot though.
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pschlute

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 12:40
Was it a latte or cappuccino ?
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Gwyn

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 13:01
Pity it's next victim - an angry wasp with a caffeine high

Mike-P

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 13:20
I have been reliably informed since that it is infact a hornet.
Still doesn't make it look any friendlier imo
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justgetoutandride

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 13:58
The more you swat at them, the angrier they get. ignore them and they go away.
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mikew

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 19:55
When I was about 25 (some years ago) I had university lecturing post in Ghana West Africa and the rooms had slatted windows to allow the little draught there was to flow across the lecture room. So there was pink little me at the front and I saw this ENORMOUS hornet fly in through the window and come towards me. So, I thought hah the white man will show the class of African students heís just as brave as they are and I didnít flinch although it buzzed past me and out of the door. I then turned to face the class doubtless to impart some pearl of wisdom who were all to a man and women cowering away in fear! It was a truly HUGE hornet and the sting I gather was terrible.

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Clarky

Link Posted 31/07/2008 - 21:10
This was taken some time ago, but i had one get into the house and not wanting to kill it or chase it around with a cricket bat i decided to catch it using one of my wifes tupperware containers Well i got it into the container but just as i was snapping the lid closed it made a last ditched effort to escape and the rest is history as they say






It kept on moving around for at least another hour
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Phototramp

Link Posted 01/08/2008 - 02:02
I'm glad you weren't stung. I have to admit I don't care what it is the darn thing can sting many times. I on the other hand am allergic to any type of bee or wasp sting. i never swat at the creatures i just pray they know I'm no threat.
great pictures by the way. OH and please don't send him my way. I carry the fastest flyswatter on the east coast and I'm not afraid to use it.
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GivingTree

Link Posted 01/08/2008 - 02:22
Not usually a fan of bug pictures, but these are great. To see the coffee foam still on the little guy is so funny, and the decapitated one made me LOL!!
Thanks!
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Clarky

Link Posted 01/08/2008 - 02:39
Phototramp wrote:
I'm glad you weren't stung. I have to admit I don't care what it is the darn thing can sting many times.

Don't i know it I had a European wasp find its way down the back of my shirt when at a friends BBQ. The little rascal stung me 3 times before i could get it out. Didn't spill my beer though
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Last Edited by Clarky on 01/08/2008 - 02:40

Phototramp

Link Posted 01/08/2008 - 02:52
Clarky wrote:
Phototramp wrote:
I'm glad you weren't stung. I have to admit I don't care what it is the darn thing can sting many times.

Don't i know it I had a European wasp find its way down the back of my shirt when at a friends BBQ. The little rascal stung me 3 times before i could get it out. Didn't spill my beer though

well Clarky if you would have offered him a sip you might not have suffered the three stings. As for me He would have been drinking the beer after the three stings because dead men can't drink. Dang bugs.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/08/2008 - 07:48
Clarky wrote:


It kept on moving around for at least another hour

That made me laugh out loud, the head lying there staring up is just so comical.

I had a mosquito make its way up my shirt sleeve once when we were on a train going down a mountain in Spain.
Trouble with those little ****** is you dont know you have been bitten for a while and by then its too late.
My arm swelled up to the size of a large balloon.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 01/08/2008 - 07:50
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