July 13, 2007

More Gratuitous Friday the 13th Posting


Say hello to the Bald-Faced Hornet. I got pnk'd by a couple of 'em when I strolled out into the yard just now. Dayum, that hurts!

I suppose they've got a nest somewhere, although I haven't noticed it before. Tomorrow's mission: search and destroy.

(Incidentally, meat tenderizer is an excellent first aid remedy for stings and bites of this sort.)

UPDATE: Found it. The thing's in a tree across the way and looks to be the size of a freakin' bowling ball. You can see it easily from the house if you're looking for it. I walked right underneath without even noticing. I suppose I was fortunate to get away with just a couple of stings. Also fortunate that one of the Llama-ettes didn't stumble into the thing instead.

Posted by Robert at July 13, 2007 06:16 PM | TrackBack


Wait until after dark (when they are all in the nest), then go chemical...

Posted by: kmr at July 14, 2007 07:05 AM

That's the plan....I'll post the results.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at July 14, 2007 10:40 AM

If the chemical assault doesn't work, you'll have to take off & nuke the nest from orbit......IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE!

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at July 15, 2007 07:35 PM