Post #21


28th September 2003, lunch time | Comments (0)

A hornet eating an apple in our garden

I’d just returned from a very good morning’s tennis (three hours) when Dad spotted some hornets in our apple tree.

I’ve never got too close to hornets before (I thought they were too aggressive), but these seemed to be quite relaxed. Once I got within about a foot I could clearly hear the sound of their jaws scraping away at the apple.

The one I was watching quickly accumulated a little pile of mush between it’s front legs. I’m not really sure what it did with it though, since it never seemed to eat the stuff, it just kept scraping away. I suppose it was drinking the juice as it scraped, and the apple mush was to be discarded.

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