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Old Tom

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Killer Bees

08 July 2015 - 12:01 AM

I have attested to the fact that bees don't attack while swarming in posts #13 and #16 in this topic.  However there aren't enough facts in yet to warrant being sure of the Africanized version.  One should consider all bees at this point here in the South West as being Africanized.  I have stood in swarms recently testing them for aggressiveness and have not been stung as yet.  I wouldn't recommend anyone that is not used to bees and close to an escape and has his system built up against bee venom to do this sort of thing.  If one is fearful he radiates this to the bees and sometimes they will attack.  If you kill or injure one by swatting at them they pick up on this also and will come at you enmasse.  I am starting to carry a pepper spray but I don't know just how it will work on them as yet.  There is really no way to get away from them in the desert as trees and bushes are limited there.  That is the best way to shake them off by running in and out of foliage.  Take care out there guys.

 

   Old Tom    


In Topic: So Friday was a bust

21 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

Man that is scary stuff to come out of a deep sleep into that situation.  I got used to it as a kid in the Navy when they called General Quarters around 2:00 or 3:00 AM but to see your everlovin in front of you all bloody like that has to be the pits.  Glad you got the situation in hand before it got any more serious.  The older we get the more fragile we become. I don't like it but we got to go with it.  Take good care of her mate. 

 

   Old Tom   


In Topic: "Get Us Through the Summer" stories/finds

18 June 2015 - 11:00 AM

I would, I heard enough of them for years.....................

 

   Old Tom


In Topic: I got my ATV back and running - A blast from the past....

02 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

Your all nuts!!!

 

   Old Tom


In Topic: I got my ATV back and running - A blast from the past....

01 June 2015 - 11:55 PM

Your both nuts!

 

   Old Tom