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The Jerk on the Rocking Chair

Uploaded by: Choctaw

Sunday March 25, 2012

Van Alstyne, TX (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I'm an avid hunter and I make no bones about it (okay, I should be slapped for that one). Anyway, I'm hesitant to kill something unless I can prepare it with gravy. Wasps are horrible eating. My agreement with the insect world is stay out of my house and you won't get hurt. This guy was on the front porch...and still is.

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3. 36Bravo
1:51 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
It is a paper wasp (Texans call 'em yellow jackets). A single wasp out foraging will not sting unless you make physical contact with it. However, they are super aggressive when defending their nests. If you get within about 4' of a nest, they become agitated. A loud noise or quick movement within that distance will trigger an attack. The up side of having them around is that they discourage mud wasps (dirt daubers to us Texans) from building their unsightly mud nests. I leave any nest that I won't inadvertantly disturb strictly alone for that reason.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
1:26 AM GMT on March 26, 2012
What I have found is that wasps like this one will not bother you so long as you make no hostile move toward them. I have worked under the deck stairs and other places around the outside of my house, and found occupied wasp nests there. I was able to get quite close, the critters watching me the whole time, and as long as I did nothing to them, they did nothing to me.


Hornets, now, THOSE are another story!
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1. beanhead
12:39 AM GMT on March 26, 2012
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