DRUNK WASPS: Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Worse
The Huffington Post|By Sebastian Murdock
Posted: 09/07/2013 10:07 am EDT | Updated: 09/09/2013 3:13 pm EDT
Humanity's worst fear has been realized: wasps are getting drunk. And they're not fun drunks, either.
The British Red Cross is warning citizens of a record number of wasps in the UK that are out of a job.
That is, their queens are fully supplied with nectar, leaving worker wasps to do nothing but laze around and drink fermenting fruit.
The Independent reported that as winter approaches, wasps are becoming bolder and angrier as they get older. And now these retirees are getting wasted
and stinging with more frequency.
“It’s hilarious that, now worker wasps have finished their life's work, all they are doing now is feasting on fermented fruit and getting ‘drunk,’" Joe Mulligan, head of first aid at the British Red Cross, says in a news release.
“It’s hilarious that, now worker wasps have finished their life’s work, all they are doing now is feasting on fermented fruit and getting ‘drunk’. The danger for humans of course is that they may get a bit bold and attack us while we are out having a barbeque in the garden, sun bathing in the park or innocently going our merry way,” said Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid.
“When an insect sting is visible on the skin, a credit card can be used to scrape it away. Using the edge of the credit card, drag it across the skin. This will remove the sting. Using a credit card or your fingernail is preferable to using a pair of tweezers. Some stings contain a sac of poison and if it is grasped with tweezers you may inject the sac of poison into the skin,” he added.
"Hilarious" is not the word we'd use. "A threat to the well-being of everything good in the world" seems a more appropriate line.
A recent video of a wasp literally tearing a bee in half recently made waves online, and that wasp was sober
. We can't even imagine what kind of atrocities this new breed of angry old drunks will commit.