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  • Humongous Wasp..

    I was out in the bush yesterday collecting rusty old sheets of corrugated iron that has been dumped for a new project I want to do.

    I jumped down an old shallow mine shaft to retreive a sheet and this humongous wasp flew out all angry.....

    Shit....dont move.....this thing was 30mm long and really really annoyed, it was making scrapping buzzing noises.
    It landed on a nearby tree to see who had taken its shelter......dont move Al.....dont move.........

    I did some research today and it turns out to be a Potter Wasp.



    Ive seen all manner of things in the bush and never once been concerned, this thing scared me.......
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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    Re: Humongous Wasp..

    Those little thieves are quite common up here in the tropics. I mistakenly called them hornets. They love to steal clay from a pottery and most potters have clay nests around the place. I've never been stung, or heard of anyone being stung, unlike the smaller paper wasps which you are likely to get hit by about four at once, very painful too.
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    • #3
      Re: Humongous Wasp..

      Seems I was right. It is the same insect.

      Australian hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      • #4
        Re: Humongous Wasp..

        Originally posted by david s View Post
        Those little thieves
        Id hardly call 30mm little for a bug.
        The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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        • #5
          hyjacking your thread Al

          We found this in our backyard yesterday...I saw a puma in the driveway three years ago, this shows he is in the area regularly. They eat one deer every twelve days and we have too many, so he's welcome here.
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          • #6
            Re: Humongous Wasp..

            You need to catch it as it shits money....

            Ill pack and send the wasp you can return the puma....
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            • #7
              Re: Humongous Wasp..

              Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post

              We get quite a few round here they seem to be harmless
              Caught a few inside too
              Saw a Kooky try to eat one, it wasn't going to happen
              He just flew out of its beak when he went for a better grip.

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              • #8
                Re: Humongous Wasp..

                Originally posted by TropicalCoasting View Post
                We get quite a few round here they seem to be harmless
                Caught a few inside too
                Saw a Kooky try to eat one, it wasn't going to happen
                He just flew out of its beak when he went for a better grip.
                What's a "Kooky"?
                Maybe some kind of animal that shits money too.
                Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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                • #9
                  Re: hyjacking your thread Al

                  Originally posted by Lburou View Post
                  We found this in our backyard yesterday...I saw a puma in the driveway three years ago, this shows he is in the area regularly. They eat one deer every twelve days and we have too many, so he's welcome here.

                  keep looking Lee, you might also find a Rolex and a wallet.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Humongous Wasp..

                    Prolly a Kookaburra.
                    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

                    My Build.

                    Books.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Humongous Wasp..

                      Kooky wants a wasp

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                      • #12
                        Re: Humongous Wasp..

                        I thought it might have been a Kookaroach.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Humongous Wasp..

                          Originally posted by david s View Post
                          I thought it might have been a Kookaroach.
                          Thats only in Mexico......la Kookaroacha....
                          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

                          My Build.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Humongous Wasp..

                            Originally posted by TropicalCoasting View Post
                            Kooky wants a wasp
                            Nice....
                            The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

                            My Build.

                            Books.

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                            • #15
                              Can't keep up with you guys
                              Lee B.
                              DFW area, Texas, USA

                              If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
                              Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
                              An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

                              I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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