Dec 8, 2007

Ball o' Fun

The woman below had noticed wasps buzzing about her attic space. She and her hubby peeked into the attic and found this: A wasp nest that was home to 5,000 wasps, weighing in at over 4 lbs.

I can't imagine what my reaction might be at seeing that ball o' fun. I would blink at it. Then blink again. And maybe a third time. Then I'd turn away and head down the ladder. At some point while walking to my front door, I would collapse and enter a catatonic state. I am a shining example of courage to my wife and children.

Thanks for the article, Ida.

Photo source: Evening Star


Jack Ruttan said...

That's nothing! I wish I'd snapped a picture of the wasps' nest which filled part of the inside of the structure of the balcony above mine. It was dead, thank goodness, but about the size of half a mattress.

Anonymous said...

We found an abandoned nest in a tree next to our old house. My dad took it down and cut it open. Inside it was full of rainbow colors - the wasps apparently grab and chew up bits of whatever paper they can find to make the nest and if they got colored paper you could see little stripes of color. Also it STUNK inside. Like morning breath.