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professor

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Sep 27th, 2017 08:57 AM        

Terrible local story which has received national attention, I assume because it is so unusual.



digiboy



New York City

Sep 27th, 2017 09:21 AM        

I don't like that the article refers to the insects as "bees". More than likely it was yellow jackets or wasps. This time of year they tend to become more aggressive. It could be the so called "Africanized" bee but AFAIK they still have not come this far north. It takes an awful lot to provoke the more typical honey "bees" to attack in numbers. Sounds to me like the article is using the term generically and that's a mistake.



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Sep 27th, 2017 09:24 AM        

What was David Linton's point in adding the last two paragraphs? This story wasn't bad enough for you Dave?<br /> <br /> Friggin hack.<br /> <br /> Condolences to the family.



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Sep 27th, 2017 09:24 AM        

There was a similar story here a few years ago. Father and son must have kicked up a nest in the Ocala National Forest. If I recall one or both were in a coma, never heard the end result. Considering I freak out when one bee buzzes my head, this is exceptionally horrifying.



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Sep 27th, 2017 09:26 AM        

"What was David Linton's point in adding the last two paragraphs?"<br /> <br /> Yeah, I thought the same. Cheesy writing.



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Sep 27th, 2017 09:54 AM        

A National Park Ranger in the Everglades National Park, told me if I'm walking around in the glades and a couple of bees come up to you at about face high, do a 180 and calmly walk away. The killer bees use sentries to warn off unwanted intrusion, he told me it happens to him all the time, just be aware.<br /> <br /> What happened to this poor guy is really unusual. Condolences to his family.



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Sep 27th, 2017 11:51 AM        

Man killed by snake.<br /> <br />



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Sep 27th, 2017 04:00 PM        

This didn't sound right to me so I did some digging. Nothing conclusive yet, but likely wasps and not bees.<br /> <br /> It doesn't change the outcome, but we can't afford for people to start going around killing honey bees for fear of being stung.<br /> <br /> Kill all the wasps you like.



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Sep 27th, 2017 04:54 PM        

My wife's employee knows a woman who worked two cubicles down from the guy. They were yellowjackets.



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Sep 27th, 2017 05:27 PM        

"Kill all the wasps you like."<br /> <br /> I second this 1000x. Now that I have become allergic to the bastards. Though be careful, squishing them sets of pheromones that alert others to come whip your ***.<br /> <br /> Bastiges.



SS2



Alexandria, Virginia

Sep 27th, 2017 05:37 PM        

Those yellow jackets are damn evil. I wouldn't kill a honey bee for money... yellow jackets I have a vengeance for. I got nailed bad at age thirteen as a paper boy. Never forgotten, gasoline and explosives for their ground 'bee' nest I run across.



jay1vinton



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Sep 27th, 2017 06:17 PM        

In Texas, there are the paper nest yellow jackets, and then there are the ground dwelling hornets that look like Yellow Jackets.<br /> <br /> Both are a pain.<br /> <br /> When I was a kid, We lived in my grams house while my parents built their home. It was an old Prairie Schooner style with the house lifted off the ground. To hide the underneath, they planted hedges. <br /> <br /> I was bouncing a small ball on the front porch and it went into the hedges. I followed and sat directly on a nest of the paper nest yellow jackets. Stung the bejesus out of me, my sister came running and got stung pulling me out. She bathed me in a bathtub full of vinegar, which almost choked me from the strong fumes. But the stings went down and I was fine.. I hate them with the passion....



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Sep 27th, 2017 08:02 PM        

Tragic story.



Jake

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Sep 28th, 2017 07:13 AM        

I too was stung by a number of yellow jackets at around 11yo, maybe two dozen stings. I wrote a short essay about for a creative writing course I was in.<br /> <br /> ""What was David Linton's point in adding the last two paragraphs?""<br /> <br /> My take: Back to back tragedies in a local community. Either is bad enough, the two may be considered newsworthy.



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