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Man killed by multiple stings

I almost hate to post this sad story about a gentleman in Waukesha, Wisconsin who recently died from multiple yellowjacket stings. But it underscores how dangerous they are, especially late in the season.

Apparently the nest was in a tree but not visible, and he was attacked when he tried to trim the tree's branches with a chain saw.

He had been stung once about a month prior to this incident. A physician interviewed for the story mentions that being stung once makes the reaction more severe each subsequent time a person is stung.

September 25, 2005 in Yellowjackets | Permalink


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