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July 27, 2020

YIKES

Seriously, yikes.

(Thanks to DaninDallas)

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...Meanwhile, back in Ohio, librarians have recently rediscovered a family albumn in one of their many 18th century long forgotten archives. Here, for example is believed to be the earliest known photo of baby Mothman captioned: "Our beautiful baby emerges from its' cocoon as his fellow flying friends rejoice!" (Note: It is now speculated that Mothmen are closely linked by DNA to cabbage moths, thus reaffirming the often suspected links to the cabbage-patch doll phenomenon).

Note to: anyone heading back to the Sunshune State; (hemmoroids with polaroids may not be your biggest problem) https://reason.com/2020/07/27/miami-police-setting-up-mask-traps-issuing-100-fines-to-people-wearing-masks-improperly/

And a new Marvel super hero is born.

That would make a neat Alice Cooper album cover.

defn: sunshune; use is a sentence:"Today, the sunshine, yesterday, the sunshune."

I'm pretty sure those are hornets, not wasps. They are more vindictive.

@LeDud - you're right.

I believe it was our dear coscolo who recommended using a wasp bomb (permethrin) to kill wasp and hornet nests.

Looks like a low-budget sci-fi movie prop. "They Came to Envelop Us" or something like that. 1956-ish. Of course, that photo would have to be reshot in black-and-white. On film, naturally.

My first mother-in-law, Lilith, had a couple of these hornet dolls, one at each back corner of her poison ivy patch and overlooking the piranha pond.
Interesting person, but I was always too busy to come over to her house for dinner.

Unless that nest is in a place where a child might try to pick up the strange doll, my inquiring mind would wait and see how large the nest became. If it's in a bad place, it looks like it would take two wasp bombs and definitely not until well after sunset.

"Wasps build nest around a discarded child's doll"
That's the saddest story I've seen in a long time. It's bad enough the child was discarded, but to lose her doll to wasps on top of that is just too much.

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