The Swarm (not the movie)

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  1. Jeff Pryor

    Jeff Pryor Supporting Actor

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    This morning while mowing my yard I was attacked by a well-armed militia of yellow-jacket wasps. They were lying in wait in the ground, just ready to pounce on me when I walked by. When I realized what was going on, I dropped everything and bolted for the house, shutting door after door behind me until I was safely in the master bath and stripping my clothes. One of those buggers even got me square in the ass, and I found him in my shorts. About 6 followed me into the house, but I had 'em trapped in the kitchen and killed 'em. Overall, I got about 20 stings. Good thing I'm not allergic, and I haven't been stung in about 16 years. Sitting here a few hours later, my legs still hurt! I'm always hesitant about using gasoline in my yard, but this morning was an exception. I doused that hole and relished it. For future reference, anyone out there know of something more environmentally-friendly I could use on the nest if this ever happens again?
     
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    20 stings! I am alergic, and probably wouldnt have bothered to get to the bathroom, I would have headed straight for a phone to dial 911.
     
  3. Jeff Pryor

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    It was probably more than 20, I got that far and quit counting. Those yellow-jackets got me good. I've no swelling, no reaction at all except a lingering pain in my calves, where they attacked the most.
     
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    YIKES!
     
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    *bump*
     

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