I have been having a bit of a Hornet situation...
I have seen one or two in the front yard, and twice I found one trapped in our screened in porch.
Here's a better shot, after I captured it:
Don't worry, he's fine. I took him to the back of the yard & safely released it by a flowering tree.
Hubby & Annie were not pleased with me bringing it in to the house, but I wanted them to see it & help me take a picture. The stinger was huge. I imagine this guy could really hurt given the chance.
I think it's some kind of Ground Giant Wasp. I don't know...I tried to research, but actually started to get more confused.
I wonder, with this crazy weather we have had, are you all seeing rather bizarre insects too? Are you noticing things changing and, well, rather odd?
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17 hours ago