Tennessee Has Giant Super Cell Yellow Jacket Nests…Good Times
I'm not currently in a hurry to go to Memphis. And that's a good thing, after what I've learned can be found--as Trisha Yearwood might say--"on the wrong side of Memphis" in Shelby County.
I have nothing AGAINST the particular side of Shelby County about which I'm speaking.
The LAND can't be faulted for what formed on it on a Shelby County roadside.
It's a yellow jacket super cell nest and it is ENORMOUS--5.5 feet tall and 3 feet wide.
But you don't have to take my word for it:
Between and 10,000 and 15,000 YELLOW JACKETS?!?
And Jim Jaggers didn't even say they were a weird breed of yellow jackets. Just those good old yellow and black nightmare insects that hurt like several cuss words when they sting you.
So, can yellow jackets ANYWHERE create monstrosities like this?
Am I now to believe those outlandish sci-fi movies about bugs taking over that I used to watch and love when I was a kid might now lean toward the "documentary" category?
Am I in a hurry to hop in the car and take one of my quick road trips down to southwestern Tennessee to investigate further?
Do I really need to answer that question?