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Man ‘significantly stung’ by wasps after attacking nest with flame thrower

/ 05:58 PM September 03, 2020
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A man got “significantly stung” by a bunch of angry wasps after he attacked the insects’ nest using a flamethrower in England, United Kingdom.

The man, whose name was withheld, also set a tree on fire after scorching the home of the stinger-equipped insects, as per Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Fire Control’s official Twitter account yesterday, Sept. 2.

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The wasps apparently were unwanted guests as they nested within the man’s property.

“Our first incident tonight was #Shaftesbury who attended [premises] where the occupier had attempted to destroy a Wasp nest using a flame thrower,” the fire service said.

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“He had not only set the tree alight but also got significantly stung!” it added.

The outcome of the man’s bout with the wasps is nothing new, however, as the National Geographic Channel notes that “creatures who haplessly stumble upon a wasp colony or have the audacity to disturb a nest will find themselves quickly swarmed.”

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Wasps can also sting more than once, unlike bees.

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Fire Control service did not provide any more details about the man, who is now presumably recovering from the stings.  /ra

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