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Re: Its that time of year again!
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2022, 09:51:58 PM »
Well, this is timely.  Just yesterday I was bragging about only seeing the remnants of yellow jackets nests left by the skunks in recent years and that I had not been stung in a while.  Well, today mowing the yard I discovered an inground nest.  I had mowed within a mower's width of it.  I stopped to pull some weeds when they decided I had overstayed my welcome.  Got me 4 times but I'll have the last word and treat the nest with a bit of gas. :-[

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Re: Its that time of year again!
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2022, 11:24:29 PM »
   Been there - done that.

  I got a little Gravely tractor with a 30" brushog on the front. Mowed into a rose bush with yellowjackets under it and one got me so I slapped it in reverse and backed right into a nearby walnut with a big hornet nest on a low limb and got 3 stings from them. ::) I kept expecting to turn it over in a copperhead den. That was my kind of day. :(
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Re: Its that time of year again!
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2022, 08:33:24 AM »
Once I was on the tractor bushhogging a firebreak and ran over a yellow jacket nest.  Next thing you know they are all over me stinging me on the head and face multiple times.  I knew that I could not outrun them on the tractor so I threw the tractor in neutral and jumped off the tractor, landing on my left leg with all my weight which tore my left calf muscle.  I was unable to run or walk, so I had to crawl away as fast as I could.  Fortunately the running tractor was their focus and I limped crawled away.

Unfortunately, in my haste to depart and unknown to me at the time, I did not get the tractor out of neutral so it proceeded until it hit a tree dead square on and dug itself into the ground until i could crawl over and turn it off :).  My calf muscle  on the back of my leg turned every color in the rainbow, purple, black, green, etc. and bruising went all the way down to the top of my foot.  I paid the price dearly for disturbing that nest. 
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Re: Its that time of year again!
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2022, 09:56:25 AM »
   About a week after we married my MIL was mowing her backyard in northern Ala and ran over a yellowjacket nest and they swarmed up her loose pants legs stinging her. She was a pretty large lady but she just shed her pants and ran to the house. The push mower did not have an automatic kill switch so it sat over the nest running till it ran itself out of fuel. They went out that night and retrieved it. Fortunately she did not have any near neighbors to see her.

  Which reminds me of the time our first exchange student, a Swede, mom and sister came to visit for her graduation. She was a large lady and decided to "take sun" while my wife and I were at work and the kids were in school. She laid a blanket in the back yard in Jacksonville NC, laid down and undid the straps on the top. All was well till my wife's 10-12 month old German Shepherd decided it would be a great time to play tug of war. I don't know if any of my neighbors observed or not. It would have been a great video I am sure.
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