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Hornets as demons!

Posted by salishsilver on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Day before yesterday I was bitten or stung on the ring finger by a yellowjacket.  typing has been painful but is getting better.  Almost impossible to fit left hand fingers into a reasonable chord shape.  if I did, the fat finger found fretting fractious.  the shooting pain up the finger is finally gone.  don't know what i did, damned thing landed, never felt it until too late and all of a sudden OUCH!

3 comments on “Hornets as demons!”

ZEPP Says:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 @1:28:43 PM

Yep--they hurt.  I had one nail my left hand ring finger when I opened the bail of an open-faced spinning reel (she had been sitting, unnoticed, on the bail).  Hurt like you know what.  Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to whip off my wedding ring before my finger began to look like a frankfurter a few seconds later! 

Oh, well, they're pretty small compared to us, so I guess it's fair that they have evolved some defenses!  Still hurts, though!

Cheers,
ZEPP

Aikipappy Says:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 @3:18:36 PM

They are a world wide pest. I was playing outdoors at a small private festival when I got stung on my pick hand. The obvius cursing that followed was meant to be private but when one plays and sings into a sound board it becomes shared emotion. Didn't ruin the day overall but sure gave most a grin on their faces.

Joanchek Says:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 @6:30:14 PM

My husband got stung twice on the nose a couple of weekends ago.  To quote him, "that'll get your attention."  He looked like W. C. Fields for a couple of hours.  Mend quick!

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