My friend Amy recently sent me an absolutely horrifying article about giant yellowjacket nests that have been popping up in Alabama. The very thought of a nest big enough to fill the inside of a car makes my skin crawl.
In previous years, a yellow jacket nest was no larger than a basketball, Ray said. It would contain about 3,000 workers and one queen. These gigantic nests may have as many as 100,000 workers and multiple queens.
Can you imagine having one of these things lurking outside close to your home? Hundreds of thousands of yellowjackets crawling and squirming and buzzing and serving their multiple queens? It’s a fuckin’ Lucy Lawless TV movie waiting to happen!