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    Surrounded by Murder Hornets !

    Ok, to be fair the creatures are more accurately known as Asian Giant Hornets...

    Last year the first ever nest in the United States was discovered and eradicated about a block from our house.

    This year a nest was located and eradicated about two miles from our house, but wait there's more. Yesterday they eradicated another nest just over one mile up the street from us. In the Washington Department of Agriculture press release they expressed their pleasure with the recent trackings, locatings, and removals all assisted by alert citizens who spotted the intruders. They also said that they had just located another new nest and were making plans for its destruction.

    I'll sum this up: One nest last year and three more nests this year (one of which is still active) all within one block to two miles from our house!

    When the youngin drove by the nest removal team yesterday morning she thought there must have been a murder what with all the specialist in their giant, white, anti-hornet protective suits, government vehicles, deputy sheriff cars and crime scene tape around the area. She was right...a Murder....a Murder Hornet!

    I'm pretty sure that when the pandemic lets up and all of the murder hornets are removed our local volcano will probably erupt !

    Did I ever tell you guys that we like living here? Well...WE DO!
    *another random thought *

    #2
    Of course you love it there, Brian! What's not to like about snow-capped mountains that might just blow their stack at any moment?

    Highly unlikely with most of them, I understand, but then there was Mt. St. Helens. 1980, not so long ago.

    Do you ever wonder if you've been, well, singled out? I mean, it does seem as if the murder hornets are picking on you and your family.

    Maybe they're really aliens from another planet disguised as murder hornets, and they're planning to abduct you and your family for some purpose, Experimentation?

    SPMS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009. Glatiramer acetate since December 2020.

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    • RandomThought
      RandomThought commented
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      If memory serves (as it frequently does not) you also live within sight of such a mountain. I'm pretty sure I've told the story of having spent the night atop St. Helens in my youth.

      I'm going to chew on that alien idea of yours...could be some merit there...

      :)

    #3
    I am sure glad I visited out there when I did. I like it back then. Now?? I am not quite so sure. I can't run fast enough to get out of the way of a giant hornet.
    Virginia

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      #4
      Virginia, I don't know that you can pick your pests but you might be happier if you knew that this area also has slugs. They're very slow. You wouldn't have to run very fast. Not everyone finds them very cozy but at least they're slow.

      Brian, I looked out on Mt. Rainier (originally known as Mt. Tacoma, I've been told) for over 20 years and nowadays I can see Mt. Hood. Mt. Rainier is a more spectacular mountain by far but Mt. Hood is impressive too. Mountains that disappear totally on cloudy days are interesting. You just never know when you'll be seeing your mountain.
      SPMS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009. Glatiramer acetate since December 2020.

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        #5
        Agate, I didn't think slugs would sting or bite you. Do they?
        Virginia

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          #6
          I've never known one to bite or sting but personally I'm not well acquainted with any except as critters that chew on plants and leave a slime trail that isn't exactly attractive.

          My impression is that they're too sluggish to know how to bite or sting anyone.
          SPMS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009. Glatiramer acetate since December 2020.

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            #7
            Im near MT Baker and i see the snow is half gone--maybe its the heat under there--4000 Fahrenheit
            "Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations. Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay." Teen Vogue writer Emily Lindin

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