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Giant “yak killer” hornet
The giant Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has earned the nickname “yak killer” from local villagers. At nearly 2 inches long, they’re the world’s largest hornets. Victims describe their quarter-inch-long stingers as feeling like a hot nail. The stinger delivers a lethal venom that dissolves human tissue, and, as the name implies, can kill a yak. Click to enlarge.
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  1. Jack's Shack April 9, 2006 at 5:14 am


    Wisconsin has yaks, doesn’t it.


    Good idea.


    Beats me.

  2. Amishav April 9, 2006 at 12:01 am

    I see… but…is it good for the Jews?

  3. kasamba April 8, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    I think I’m going to move my yak indoors.

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