Wildlife Ways
Vicky Carder

I met a hornet....

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 1:54 PM
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  • -- Posted by jcarney on Fri, Oct 26, 2012, at 10:13 AM
  • When I first heard the story of the shark I could have sworn I heard the fellow say a 2 TON shark, but then I heard the theory that it was dropped by a bird and all sense of reality "flew" out the window.

    Either way, it could solve a mystery as to how ponds get populated with fish when no human help was added. Do you suppose that birds might purposely "stock" the ponds? :-)

    Getting back to the hornets, I always wondered what these yellow jackets on steroids were and now I know. All bees and wasps are friends to me, although they did not always reciprocate the feeling.

    I have seen the white faced hornet pounce on a barn fly and take it off. I presume they do like a hawk? Take it somewhere to eat in peace or do they bring it back to their hive?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Oct 27, 2012, at 7:40 AM
  • I don't know much about sharks as they are rare in Tennessee. I think I trust a hornet more than a shark on any given day. Besides, I think sharks might not be in a good mood after flying.

    I imagine that barn fly became a snack for the Queen Hornet!

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sat, Oct 27, 2012, at 9:05 AM
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