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Mammoth wasp nest found in abandoned property

PUBLISHED: April 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm  •  LAST EDITED: April 26, 2013 at 12:06 am
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Mammoth wasp nest found in abandoned property

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A GIANT wasp nest has been found in an abandoned house in Spain.

The 22ft nest was discovered by police who were contacted by worried neighbours in San Sebastien de la Gomera in the Canary Islands.

Experts say the nest must have been made by an invasive species of wasp which had migrated from Africa as the native variety would not build one so large.

The Canary Islands are just 100km from Morocco by water.

The home was cordoned off as police try to locate the owners of the property.


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April 25th, 2013 5:10 pm

“Mammouth wasp” ?? A new genus, a new species. Or perhaps just French. Une guêpe mammouth.
And is it the nest of a Giant Wasp, or a very large nest of ordinary sized wasps, even if they are illegal immigrants. Good to read that the wasps came by sea, rather than flying. Are not the Canaries 100km from Morocco by air as well ? Or indeed just 100km from Morocco. But actually only one island is that close. La Gomera is a long way further, about 350km off the coast. Good to have the brain stimulated on a lazy afternoon. Many thanks.


April 25th, 2013 6:00 pm

The native variety wouldn’t build a nest. It would just loll about under a tree.


April 27th, 2013 11:21 am

You have changed the headline, (and ruined my joke !)


April 27th, 2013 7:11 pm

loll about lol.

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