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Yellow Jacket Taste Test

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Critical Care, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    Now I know why my fish don’t like them, they don’t taste good!

    I was out building a horseshoe pit, had my soda can sitting on some lumber when I picked it up and took a swig out of it. Almost happened to me a couple weeks ago, but apparently I don’t learn. Got a rotten buzz bomb in my mouth, and they really don’t taste good - I kid you not. Needless to say, I spit the dude out, and he was madder than a hornet.

    I have a welt on the inside of my lip today, but I basically walked away no worse than wear with only a slight feeling that someone gave me a shot of Novocain. From now on I cover my can.
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Glad to hear that you walked away from that with just a little "novocain" felling. That would have resulted in my having to use the sting kit. I hate the little guys.

  3. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    I had the same thig happen once with a honey bee. When I spit him out, the stinger was still in my bottom lip. This one didn't taste very good either.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I sucked one up through a Mickey D's straw one time. They are the perfect size for a Yellow Jacket to climb into. I didn't catch it in time and swallowed the bugger. He stung me in the throat as he went down.
  5. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    When I was a kid I heard of someone dying from that. I don't know if it was an urban legend or not but I would always check my cans before I drank from it. I suppose someone allergic could potentially die. Glad you're ok.
  6. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    I hate the little bastards
  7. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Well, did you kill it? Or is it going to have the opportunityto do it to somebody esle?
  8. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    I had my my hand clippers with me and snipped him in two. That will teach the bugger not to drink from my soda can anymore!
  9. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Drink diet coke, they wont touch that.
  10. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    AND it's better for your pancreas!

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