RDP Monday: Certain

This is a wasp I am sure, but yesterday evening I was no longer so sure what I witnessed in my bedroom. I was just getting ready for a night’s sleep when I heard a buzz in the bedroom. I had a look and saw this lookalike wasp buzzing around my curtain stripes, although this was definitely not a wasp. Apart from the high volume buzz I noticed that its dimensions were twice the size of a normal wasp.

Was this my first meeting with a hornet. I decided that I did not want to spend the night with this in my bedroom. I always have a fly swatter ready for action in every room so I decided it was going to be it or me and definitely not me. I waited until this buzzing monster was on the wall and I pounced. It had no chance of course and was instantly dead on the floor. Did I have a bad conscience? No, definitely not, it was either the hornet or me. My only regret was that I did not take a photo before it said goodbye to this world.

Afterwards I checked on the computer for hornet characteristics and my suspicion was confirmed. Twice the size of a wasp and a larger lower body part. The are also able to sting continuously and do not die after the first sting. And now there is one less hornet in this world.

RDP Monday: Certain

10 thoughts on “RDP Monday: Certain

  1. These things give me the creeps. My cats seem to notice them as they get between the blinds and the window. I quickly lift the blinds and swat the heck out of them. No regrets from me. They are awful.

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  2. A wonderful photo. I take it, however, after reading your post, that you didn’t take it? At this very moment I’m battling a very pesky insect that is flying around my face as I lie in a dark room with the computer screen the only light on. A hazard of blogging late at night in bed with the door cracked in case the puppy needs to go outside to pee.

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