Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 122,316, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,408
    Points
    122,316
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 541
    Given: 501

    Cicada killer wasp

    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 150,159, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdriveRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    CLONECONES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    7,220
    Points
    150,159
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 12

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    i h8 bugz




    Self proclaimed 2012 CF Newcomer of the Year

    CLONECONES

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 251,870, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    klamath632's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,855
    Points
    251,870
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,051
    Given: 902

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?
    My daughter's 10U softball team had a practice on a field that was infested with these things. The girls were nervous, but practiced like champs with these things buzzing around them. There were about five of them floating around the infield, and the holes for their nests were plainly visible throughout the infield.


    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    Can't wait until the season starts and CPR has Iowa State in a bowl game again to shut a lot of the idiots up.

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 660,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,117
    Points
    660,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,688
    Given: 390

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    It's more afraid of you than you are of it.



  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 23,147, Level: 46
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 403
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Tri4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    615
    Points
    23,147
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 90
    Given: 232

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?
    I follow an Iowa Outdoors forum and someone posted some pics on there with these beasts. They were pretty impressive. The damn thing was hauling a big *** cicada back to it's lair!!


    "I'm not vain...I'm awesome" - Me

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 143,995, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RayShimley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    6,069
    Points
    143,995
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 31

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?
    There have been a couple of males living in my backyard for the past couple years. They are almost always buzzing around in the backyard, but haven't had any issues with them bothering humans or our dogs.



  7. #7
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief
    Points: 618,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 89.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    23,687
    Points
    618,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,556
    Given: 224

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?
    I've run into those before. It's kind of neat to see them when they're actually carrying a dead cicada. They can barely fly, and move really slow. They're absolutely giant though. If one decided to sting you on the arm, it might just poke a hole all the way through!


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 40,754, Level: 62
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 896
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,137
    Points
    40,754
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 72
    Given: 44

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Was walking the dogs last night and a giant wasp-type thing flew right over my head. It was so big I thought it was small bird until I saw the the black & yellow markings and its giant frickin' stinger hanging down. I came across it again when I got home, it looked like it was building a nest in the ground. I looked online and I THINK it was a cicada killer wasp. Fortunately, I read they are not real aggressive toward humans. Anyone else had a similar experience with one of these big boys?
    These people have http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...-up-close.html



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 288,080, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    16,490
    Points
    288,080
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,905
    Given: 367

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    They are intimidating as hell, especially when they are carrying a Cicada. That being said, they are harmless.



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 660,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,117
    Points
    660,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,688
    Given: 390

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    I suppose I didn't account for the fact that the OP might be a cicada.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 288,080, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    16,490
    Points
    288,080
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,905
    Given: 367

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    It's more afraid of you than you are of it.
    I don't think they are afraid of anything. They mess with my dog all the time and they have had no problem buzzing around me. I feel like they know how intimidating they are and they almost mess with you for fun.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 151,477, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    longtimeclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Up north
    Posts
    7,907
    Points
    151,477
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 95
    Given: 43

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I don't think they are afraid of anything. They mess with my dog all the time and they have had no problem buzzing around me. I feel like they know how intimidating they are and they almost mess with you for fun.
    Sort of like a Cicada killer wasp troll



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 660,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,117
    Points
    660,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,688
    Given: 390

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I don't think they are afraid of anything. They mess with my dog all the time and they have had no problem buzzing around me. I feel like they know how intimidating they are and they almost mess with you for fun.
    That's just what you're supposed to say when people are scared of things like that I think.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 288,080, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    16,490
    Points
    288,080
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,905
    Given: 367

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    That's just what you're supposed to say when people are scared of things like that I think.
    I ******* hate bees. These things defiantly make me uncomfortable even though I know they wont do anything...



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 660,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,117
    Points
    660,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,688
    Given: 390

    Re: Cicada killer wasp

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I ******* hate bees. These things defiantly make me uncomfortable even though I know they wont do anything...
    I have a completely unnatural fear of bees, so I definitely understand.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM