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Saturday, August 13, 2005

A Little off Topic...

Well, I walked outside today just because I like to look at my bees. I step outside, pause a second, and then this loud buzz flies right past my head. I look behind me and there it was, on the front door; a Cicada Killer. For those of you who don't know what Cicada Killers are, they are among the largest wasps in north America at about 1 1/2 inches long. Guess what is was carying...a cicada. I, at first, was affraid of it, I mean, the insect was huge and louder that my bees ever were. Then I thought, "This could be a great specimen for my Insect Studies Merit badge." Yes, I'm a boy scout. Anyways, I run inside; around the back of the house, not the front door. I grabbed my veil and gloves and threw them on. I would soon find out how good a choice that was. I ran back out and then saw that the Cicada Killer wasn't on the door anymore. As I was begining to think I got all exited for nothing I heard the loud buzz again. This time it was on a wall at eye-level. I had grabbed a jar and tried to capture the wasp. It stung my glove and flew off. Then, for some reason, it came back and started malaxing the cicada. I got it in the jar and it was mine. I'm going to mount it later today, once it dies. Hopefully, I'll get a picture of it soon.


Blogger Cardboard Knight said...


2:00 PM, August 13, 2005  
Blogger j00|{z said...

I'm a more annoying cicada.

6:16 PM, August 14, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...


I'm a cicada killer.

7:30 AM, August 21, 2005  

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