Fucker!

Went for a ride on the moto today, first ride since I got back (besides commuting etc, first ride just for the sake of a ride) About 20 mins from home I collected a wasp at 100 klicks, it hit me hard on the cheekbone then crawled under my sunnies and proceeded to sting me numerous times in retaliation. I couldn’t pull over for about 500m so the little bastard got me good. Face now lopsided and uglier than usual. Took an anti-histamine and applied some window-cleaner (ammonia) as soon as I got home so swelling is not as bad as it could have been and it has stopped itching.

Mick

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Weren’t going fast enough. Should have splattered on your face.

Bugger, I drove up the arse of a bee once, I was driving in a car with a busted windscreen, doing about 100Kph, had to stop & wash the eye, it puffed up a bit, I took a break from driving for a hour or so after that.

@dog said in Fucker!:

Weren’t going fast enough. Should have splattered on your face.

I think there’s a bit too much give in bits of your body to splat insects. They certainly splat when they hit my helmet or glasses at speed, but when they hit my face they hurt to buggery but bounce off (or crawl under my sunnies).

Got no pics, for those of you who’ve met me, it’s just me with my right eye half closed from the swelling. For those of you who haven’t met me, depending on who you talk to your life is immeasurably poorer or you’ve dodged a bullet (or wasp, as the case may be).

Mick

I was driving up in Cape York once, off road with the windows down with foliage brushing against the car. Next a paper wasp nest came into the cabin and landed on my lap. I was wearing stubbies (it was the 70’s) and I looked down to see all these little fuckers drilling into my thighs …it was a few seconds until the pain hit and like you Mike I still had to stop … or in my case nearly crash.
The little buggers sure get you attention don’t they.:grimacing:

In B’ville we always opened the instrument shelter cautiously, as often they’d have a wasp nest inside. If they did, we’d open the door and light a spray of WD40. At least those that didn’t die straight away couldn’t fly.

Probably not wise to try this if they’re drilling into your eye or groin.

Got a couple of mates who are tree loppers. They reckon the worst thing that can happen is disturbing a nest of the little fuckers when you are halfway up a tree on spikes, hanging in a harness. You can’t bail and unless you’ve taken a can of wasp killer up with you just have to let them sting you (or try to crush them).

Mick

@shy-ted said in Fucker!:

In B’ville we always opened the instrument shelter cautiously, as often they’d have a wasp nest inside. If they did, we’d open the door and light a spray of WD40. At least those that didn’t die straight away couldn’t fly.

Add a cigarette lighter to the mix and none fly, crawl or even hop away

@shy-ted said in Fucker!:

In B’ville we always opened the instrument shelter cautiously, as often they’d have a wasp nest inside. If they did, we’d open the door and light a spray of WD40. At least those that didn’t die straight away couldn’t fly.

That’s what we did.

We used to zap flies with refrigerant, was intended to test components on the test bench but the flies were more amusing, watching them freeze mid flight and fall.
They also flew off again when they thawed out.

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