Saturday, April 08, 2006

Yak Killer Hornet

The giant Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has earned the nickname “yak killer” from local villagers. At nearly 2 inches long, they’re the world’s largest hornets. Victims describe their quarter-inch-long stingers as feeling like a hot nail. The stinger delivers a lethal venom that dissolves human tissue, and, as the name implies, can kill a yak. Click to enlarge.

1 comment:

cheesemeister said...

Gad! I think I need to put this thing on my Unspeakable blog!
Tell me where it is that I need to NOT go because this thing lives there??