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What's the buzz about giant Asian hornets? They'll kill you painfully and thoroughly -- and they've been reported in the U.S.
According to The Guardian, at least "28 people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China." The hornets, also known as Vespa mandarinia, have reportedly "chased [victims] for hundreds of meters... and stung [them] as many as 200 times."
The average stinger on a giant Asian hornet measures about a quarter-inch. The hornets were reported in Illinois last year.
According to the Associated Press, more than 100 people in the Angkang city area of Shaanxi province have been stung by swarms of the insects in recent months, and treated in Ankang City Central Hospital.
Eighteen of them have died, according to health officials, but a local state-run newspaper claimed 21 have died in hospitals.
The insect responsible is believed to be the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia), the largest insect of its type in the world with an extremely potent sting which can cause anaphylactic shock and renal failure.
FIRST SIGHTINGS IN FLORIDA
Seems as though these so called Hornets are going everywhere in the world...
Here are two previous threads posted on the subject pretty recently...
My mistake, I did a quick search but missed the threads.
reply to post by WanDash
My dog would have turn and ran. lol
Sometimes I think he's where the saying, "all bark and no bite" originated.