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Video of the Week: European Hornet nest

Previous posts about European Hornets (Vespa crabro) -- sometimes referred to as giant hornets because of their large size -- have struck a nerve with readers. We've had many comments from people on the East Coast (New Jersey, Virginia) who have had encounters with these hulking hornets and are anxious for the W*H*Y Trap to come out so they can catch them.

This week we have two videos to share that each show an active European Hornet nest. The first one is very short, only :12 in length...

And the next one is just under a minute long, showing what happens when a (not-so-bright) person throws a tennis ball at an active giant hornet nest on the side of a house...

October 17, 2008 in Hornets, Video | Permalink

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