Yup, this is JUST what we needed right now.
Insects called “MURDER HORNETS” have made their way to the U.S. for the first time ever. That’s right: MURDER HORNETS.
These hornets are up to two inches long and a bee expert at Washington State University says they are, quote, “like something out of a monster cartoon.”
The murder hornets kill up to 50 people a year in Japan . . . and their stingers are so long and powerful that they can penetrate beekeeping suits. Fortunately, they don’t usually attack people . . . but when they do, look out.
They’re also a huge predator to honey bees . . . and just a few of these hornets can completely destroy a hive in a few hours. Honey bees are already in a lot of trouble, so this is a new predator they REALLY don’t need.
Four sightings have happened in Washington state and British Columbia, Canada. There’s no word on how the hornets got here . . . but experts are working on trying to trap them to keep them from spreading.
(CBS News) (Here’s a picture.)