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Huge SC yellow jacket nest found

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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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Huge SC yellow jacket nest found

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A huge yellow jacket nest estimated to be about 10 feet long has been cleared from a camper near Moncks Corner.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that (http://(link tracking not allowed)/111EXlP ) that Robert McDougal of Hurry Up Towing had no idea there was a nest in the fold-down camper in his storage yard until he lifted it with a forklift Tuesday.

Eric McCool of McCool Wildlife Services estimated the nest be 10 feet long by 7 feet wide and 2 feet tall with an estimated 350,000 bees.

McDougal sat perfectly still and miraculously was not stung while lifting the camper with a forklift.

Yellow jacket nests are occasionally very large. A trash can-sized nest found in Charleston County in the 1990s was estimated to have 250,000 worker bees.


That nest is huge!

Thank goodness it wasn't a giant wasp, killer bee or hornets nest or found by a group of kids with the normal 'Poke it with a stick' mentality

The largest nest I've ever seen personally was a rimless semi truck tire with the insides completely filled with a hive.





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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
Thank goodness it wasn't a giant wasp, killer bee or hornets nest or found by a group of kids with the normal 'Poke it with a stick' mentality


Like myself...I would've used a BB gun from a distance though



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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I love how the guy said he sat PERFECTLY still when lifting it with a forklift. Talk about "puckered starfish" to the extreme......



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Ms. Weaver has my reply. . . .




posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: beezzer



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69
Here's a short vid done by the extraction service, that shows a little more of the hive, and has a short article to go with it. No way to embed it... Link

Yikes!



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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Yellow jackets are ruthless when they attack. Like some other bees they release a pheromone when killed that puts the rest of them into attack mode.

I would deal with a wasp or hornets nest anyday over a yellow jacket.

Vicious little buggers.


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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: TheLieWeLive

Not the most effective way but one of the funniest



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Thanks for the link, you know it doesn't look as big as being described.
I guess it's hard to tell from a cell phone video



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: TheLieWeLive
Yellow jackets are ruthless when they attack. Like some other bees they release a pheromone when killed that puts the rest of them into attack mode.

I would deal with a wasp or hornets nest anyday over a yellow jacket.

Vicious little buggers.



I was once dared to stick a stick in a hole by a "friend."

I didn't think anything much would happen, and didn't realize it was a yellow jacket nest.

Those MoFos are mean.. Before I knew what was happening I had about 10 of them on me. stinging my neck and inbetween my knuckles. I wildly started smashing them, and running. Well by the time I had gotten maybe 50 feet away I had about 500 of them on me. Now I'm ripping off my clothes and running and smashing them. They wouldn't freaking stop stinging me.

At some point I had gotten far enough away and killed all of the ones on me. This took 7 minutes maybe? MY entire Neck was swelled up, not from one swell, but from 100 different stings..

Then I started feeling kinda weak and sick.. Kind of poisoned feeling really. I was sort of ok the next day. That was the most pain I've felt from insects by a good margin.

Never again will I go anywhere near yellow jackets. Honey bees are way nicer haha.
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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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I would have used an 870 personally.

Had one of these buggers sting my knuckle after smacking a half broken broom on my porch railing, not knowing they were scouting it for a nest. It flew up rather casually landing on my hand, then proceeded to hammer it's stinger into my knuckle, much to my chagrin. It was interesting how it landed specifically on the hand I was using to grasp the broom. None of the others went after me either, like that one was saying 'cease and desist fleshbag!' I make sure to spray my railing every so often after that incident.
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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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LMAO, you can hear them splattering on the blades and you saw the evidence at the end of the video
I tell ya, I watched this with headphones on and the sound of the buzzing would make me literally duck, as it sounded like they were IN the house with me LMAO



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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Oh my gosh this is so close to me lol

YUPPA!!



posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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As much as I wouldn't want to destroy it, I have this twisted fantasy of wearing an impenetrable suit and just kicking the crap out of that thing while laughing maniacally in a swarm of bees.



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