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Ouch ...! they hurt.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by JOHN BOY, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Well today i was out cutting on probably the best score ive ever had :cool: , a 100 acre plus boyscout reservation. 20 plus trees down ranging from red to white oak , sourwood soft and hard maples.
    was into a red oak and had'nt noticed i was standing right on top a yellow jackets nest. :oops:
    was stung at least 7-8 times. They were all over my pants and shoes,amazing how they were trying to bite and sting me right thru my pants. Took some meds and seem to be fine. welted me up in a few area's ....wow ! they are nasty lil bee's.

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  2. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Abought the only thing i complain about in the fall is those little yellow buggers John..:p

    loon
  3. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    I can take everthing but bees, Hope they didn't get you too bad
  4. WellSeasoned

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    Glad you got out ok. Could have been loads worse, or allergic. Sweet deal with the reservation. How much wood can you get?
  5. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    So far me and a bud have pulled about 5 chords between us. The o'le guy that runs the place said we could take all we wanted that was standing dead,half dead, leaners and anything that was laying on the ground. There's about 10-12 , 20-24 inch diameter oaks down. All types of the species.
    Some sourwoods,soft and hard maples. Some have been down to long to use. But not many.
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  6. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Epi Pen needs to be always handy.

    Well worth the investment. You never know when it's gonna go bad (stings).

    Good luck with your haul !!
  7. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Good thing you're not allergic. Sounds like an awesome score
  8. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    OUCH! Glad to hear you are alright.

    Same thing happened to me last fall. A standing dead tree fell out back and when I went to buck it I must have cut right through a nest. Ran all over the yeard and wife and MIL were swatting them off me with brooms. 5 stings I think...
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  9. ScotO

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    That sucks, John! We got into a similar situation at a jobsite last summer, where we were cutting down a couple black locusts. It had starting pouring but my buddy was already up in the one tree to cut the top out so he went ahead and cut it, when the butt of that top landed I went over to start bucking it up. Damm thing landed right on a BIG yellow jacket nest in the ground. I got nailed 7 times, my poor buddy was trying to get down out of that tree and he got nailed worse! I ran up through the yard trying to rip my shirt off they were up under my armpits ....in my hair...the whole while we were soaking wet......

    I cant stand those little bastiges....
  10. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    My dad cut into a hollow stump right by the lake with a big hornets nest inside. Good thing he was right by the lake!
    Did you start a thread in the Wood Shed re your woodlot cull yet? Pics or it didn't happen! :p
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ouch!

    One time we had a tree we needed to cut but could not get to it in winter so we decided come August, when the area was dry, we'd go cut it. Hate cutting in summer but this needed to come down. Sure enough, I stepped in the wrong place and they were all over me. Grabbed my shirt and kept swinging it around and they finally left but I had over 20 stings. Worst was when 3 were in my ear and wouldn't come out. I was a hurting puppy for sure.

    Funny part though was that the saw was acting up and I could not seem to get it to idle. When they hit me I just dropped the saw. That sucker ran like a top and just sat there idling. Figured I'd have to just let it run dry but did finally manage to get it without upsetting the yellow jackets. The tree stayed put.
  12. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Got into them a few years ago.
    One got me on the lip.

    Nasty buggers!
    They went somewhere after the first heavy frost. :)
  13. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    I've heard that yellow jacket soup was a Native American delicacy, but took a brave hunter to gather the supplies...
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  14. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    My Brother got into a nest of them and got stung pretty badly a couple of weeks ago. Went back out that night to try and locate the nest and they found him first...he said he will wait till cool weather to hunt for them...ha When the temps dropped this week he got even....
  15. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Me and the kids got lit up a few weeks ago.

    I got 6 stings, the 2 yo got one on the lip, and the 7yo got 4 or 5. He's still pretty traumatized about bees.

    I'm mildly allergic and they hurt for 2-3 days and then itched like a mother for another week.
  16. BrotherBart

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    Mine wasn't even in the woods. Ten years ago I had a grill on in the breezeway I didn't use for a year or two. Walked out there one day and opened it. All over me head to foot stings through the clothes and every thing. Never knew I knew how to scream. !!!

    After three nights of sneaking out there and spraying into the air inlet I opened it and they had covered the whole grill with a nest.

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