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    Eek Holy Hell!!

    So there I was doing my good "man of the house" bit and outside at quarter past seven ish cutting the hedges on the drive when suddenly out of the hedge something flew at my neck and got caught under my shirt collar. I could feel it was big and buzzing and have to admit I completely and utterly sh4t myself. Assuming it was a bee or something I madly flapped away with my hand hoping to knock it away at least long enough to run for it.

    I managed to catch the beast with a glancing blow and knocked it to the ground. Now I'm normally a massive animal lover but I have a massive MASSIVE hatred of wasps and this was no ordinary wasp (at least I think it's some sort of wasp). Before it had chance to come at me again, I squished it good and proper.

    I'm still shaking now and no this is NOT a joke. WARNING: pics of big dead waspy thing...

    Looks like an ordinary wasp (ish) right?



    Hmmm, maybe not??



    Ok let's give it some perspective, this is it next to my Vectra car key for perspective.



    HOLY SODDING HELL, this thing was HUGE!!!! I've never seen anything like this outside of a zoo. No idea what it is or anything, anyone got any ideas?
    My other half (Kerry) has since brought the ****** thing in the house so she can study it and try and look it up to see what it is. God I've got the shivers just thinking about it....
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    Looks like a hornet

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    horsefly http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/200...ly_324x450.jpg
    get a nasty bite off of them http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/...1a3030.jpg?v=0
    i got a bite off of one when i was younger in cadets

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    It's a lot closer to a hornet than a horse fly. Whatever it is, it scared the bejesus out of me.
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    well, consider yourself lucky you did not chop your arm off with all your flapping !(petrol/electric shears?) you big girl!


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    Ian i found this link

    Giant Wood Wasp, completely harmless.

    Other name, Horntail

    http://www.exploringthepotteries.org...ges/gwwasp.htm
    Last edited by Sharon_C; 6th August 2008 at 20:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    well, consider yourself lucky you did not chop your arm off with all your flapping !(petrol/electric shears?) you big girl!


    guilty as charged as far as this thing's concerned, I freaked like a little girl when it was under my collar lol
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    ****** hell, its huge!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    WTF I would have run through the ****in hegde!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon_C View Post
    Ian i found this link

    Giant Wood Wasp, completely harmless.

    http://www.exploringthepotteries.org...ges/gwwasp.htm

    That looks like the beastie, well it sure didn't fell "harmless"


    (mind you I was too busy squealing like a girl and flapping around trying to get it out of my collar)

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