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Old 06-27-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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So tonight I head to the mailbox to get the mail. Got the mail, reach underneath to the paperbox and ZAP!!! About the same time I pull my hand out I hear one buzzing around by my neck, so I swat him with my hand and try to do a 180 and haul balls. Problem is I'm wearing sandals (loosely) and we live on a dirt-and-gravel road. You can imagine what happens next...

Managed to scurry away, sandals in the road. Besides my middle finger swelling up from the @#$% bee sting, my knees are bleeding and my palms have some nice road rash.

Walk down the driveway to the garage, grab a can of bee bomb, watch as a confused person slowly drives by in their car, wondering why there's sandals, car keys, and mail in the road.

Nuked the orange-sized nest, picked up my sandals and all the crap I tossed as I was frantically trying to get away, and headed inside. I'm surprised the nest got that big that quickly, paper was in there for less than 24 hours. Meanwhile my mother-in-law and wife were inside wondering where I was...

It's been a long time since I've been stung by a bee, forgot what it felt like. Tonight's pain medication, one of these 3 beauties:



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Old 06-27-2008, 01:27 AM   #2
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Im really glad your not allergic and ok. I would of had to haul ass to the house to get a Epinephrine shot.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #3
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Two years ago I had a problem with wasps that built a nest in the ground by my front door. we tried a bee bomb and it didnt even slow the bastards down. well about 4 nights later we see skunk in our front yard he walks right up to the nest and starts digging up the hive and devouring every wasp that tries to fly away. now I love skunks.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Last time I got stung I discovered I'm now allergic to bee stings. I spent 4hours and several hundred dollars at the ER. My yard has gone downhill since then, fire-ants are little bees not ants so I have to look down and up

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:35 AM   #5
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Im really glad your not allergic and ok. I would of had to haul ass to the house to get a Epinephrine shot.
Thanks. Yeah, thought I was starting---got stung a few times a few years ago and every time the reaction got worse (as they tend to do). Thought I was going to wind up buying an Epi pen.

Didn't know that about skunks. Tough, stinky little suckers.

By the way, PSA for Epi Pens---make sure the needle is pointing to your leg. Seen it the other way a few times, that's gotta suck!!!

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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Didn't know that about skunks. Tough, stinky little suckers.

Yup! And raccoons will, too. One of my homebrewin' pals in Seattle has a really cute video of two 'coons going after a hornets nest in one of her shrubs. They'd get stung every now and then, rub the tender spot with their little paws, then go right on after the nest. Persistent!

I hate the stupid buggers.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #7
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I just got blasted this weekend too. Not just once, but 2 separate times.

I was mowing the lawn and walked by my neighbors fence, which is missing the cap on the end of the fence.. BAM. I took 2 in the eyelid and 3 in the ear. I wasn't as much shocked as I was mad. I wanted to punch a wasp in the face...

3 hours later, I was cutting up an old log on my fence line in the back yard and BAM. Took another blast, this time from bees. Big, huge, quarter sized bees. They were nesting in a crack in the log and I pissed them off.
My lab was right by me when it happened and she went after the bees and took a couple stingers to the face as well.

I don't think i've been stung in 20 years. I wasn't hurt, I didn't swell or anything like that, I was just angry.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:09 PM   #8
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we had hornets build a nest underground along side my parents house (apparently the builder thought it'd be a good idea to just bury the extra singles next to the house...

yeah. it was like a hornet hotel.

My family is in the construction business so we attacked it the only way we know of...

with a track-hoe and an eight foot hole in the ground.

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Old 06-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #9
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I took 2 in the eyelid and 3 in the ear.
Now THAT'S gotta hurt! Seems to be like tatoos...the less fat and more nerve endings, the more pain.

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with a track-hoe and an eight foot hole in the ground.
That'll do.

Looked back in there this morning and one hornet was flying around, looking for his house. Gonna keep an eye on it should he decided to rebuild...

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #10
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By the way, PSA for Epi Pens---make sure the needle is pointing to your leg. Seen it the other way a few times, that's gotta suck!!!
Yoicks! Never had to use my pen -- I have them for a food allergy.
Another PSA from my allergist: I keep a piece of paper wrapped around the pen with a rubberband that says "CALL 911, GET PARAMEDICS" on it, in case I can't talk. Once you've epi'ed yourself, you still need to get to the ER, and paramedics are better equipped than just having an ambulance sent.

 
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