Get Well Soon, Brickyard!
Posted 22 September 2003 - 04:46 PM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:56 PM
Better watch it Chris he'll milk this one for all it's worth.
I talked to CJ just a few days ago and he was hurtin' pretty good.But I think he just wants a little sympathy from the Mrs!
I'll call him, or once he sees this he'll call me, soon. We're only about 20 minutes away from each other.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:58 PM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 10:18 PM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 04:02 PM
It was my own little 9-11. On that date I was trying to be a good neighbor and was cutting a section of his yard. Hive of hornets had made camp in a rotted stump (and an empty mole run Chris). Big dumb dad shaves off a section of this mole run and then the party began.
Started off slow: one, maybe two, what's happening? then up the shirt they go. And did they go ... guessing 25-30 +/-? total. Back, left arm and leg pretty bad and the worst was the left side of head after probably catching one under my hat.
I invented many new words in a short period of time - you can be sure.
No doctor. Figured I'd walk it off - NOT. Finally got on to the Benadryl a few days ago and feel much better.
DO NOT EVER mess with those little bastards.
Honestly appreciate the comments and thoughts. Nice to have the friends. PK's been trying keep honest for a week or so. Thanks Paul.
PS1 - mark 9-13-03 down. 70%diesel/30%gas ... works like a charm !!!
PS2 - Do I have to change my picture to a bee?
Posted 24 September 2003 - 05:05 PM
Good to hear from you! I wonder what kind of lil' bastards they were? There was an article just Saturday in our local rag about hornets and how they get particularly testy this time of year. Chopping at their nest with a lawn mower no withstanding, they get very agressive as the fall approaches. This article profiled the very docile but Thompson-looking Cicada killer, and the ipitome of nastiness European hornet. Obviously, you picked on the latter (big tree hive makers) or yellow jackets maybe?
You have my sympathies. As I said in my private email, they are my greatest fear--I would have gone into shock and likely died. Glad you made it!
Revenge is sweet, eh?
Posted 24 September 2003 - 06:04 PM
Love the Beechnut sig. Very good. YES SIR, never get back, get even! Little shits.
Honestly - to anyone who reads: The little critters on the golf course that crave your beer this time of year ... hug 'em, love 'em they pose no significant threat. But, my friends, I WILL FOREVER MORE be very careful of the hornet/yellow jacket issue. UK (that's U of K for you Chris) posts a very good and informative web site. Sorry, no link. Altavista search, it'll come up. These little darlings will ruin your week. I'd take a f'reaking car crash any day. At least there's an insurance agent you can shoot ...
Again, thanks to those of you that have communicated for your thoughts and considerations. Much appreciated.
PS - I'll find a bee pic, it'll confuse folks for a while
Posted 25 September 2003 - 12:02 AM
P.S. Speaking of revenge, a flamethrower would have done nicely on those yellowjackets.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 06:12 AM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:16 AM
Once I was shooting in a field in the kneeling position, after letting off a few 06 rounds I found out the hard way that a nest of White faced wasps were living underground about 2 inches from my pant leg. It's amazing at how fast one can gather up the shooting gear.
I can sympathize with you CJ!
Awesome photo Rust! It's been a long time since I've caved. We never had quite that many bats to deal with.
Just a little tid bit: Bats outside and in caves are protected by Federal law. If you cave in the winter just the heat from your bodies, can be enough to disturb them and cause them to loose body fat and die. Caves have a very delicate ecosystem.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:12 PM
Chris: ALL YOURS BIG FELLA. NOT my cup of tea. Really cool but I'll wait in the truck. Cool pic. Thanks.
Grey: (Sorry forgot to look at your name but think it's Jack) Thanks for the comments. You know, these just aren't the one's you swat away. They swat back.
Everyone be well. Have a nice weekend.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:46 PM
Crow: Yup. Very protected and very light sleepers. We woke them all up, but had a federal stamp to be there. Bat count you know. Odd to go from dead calm to 200k wide awake packets of energy! Hard to count after they wake up too!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 02:48 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:42 PM
CA: The irony here is that JUST, not a month ago, helped a good friend take out one of those paper nests from his front yard and didn’t think a thing about being 10 feet from it with the hornet spray. Well, this old portly boy’s gonna think a lot differently in the future. Guess we’re never too old to learn.
Just went into the kitchen (I work at home) and what should I find on the counter … du …du… du… du … A YELLOW JACKET !!!
A few moments of composure and he’s history. No, I didn’t burn it. But, it still freaked me out!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:54 PM
And, don't be talkin' 'bout killin' my bats, ya'll. They eat a ton-o-bugs you know!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 05:14 PM
Have a great evening.