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    'Murder Hornets,' with sting that can kill, land in US

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The world's largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the "Murder Hornet" with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.

    The giant Asian insect, with a sting that could be fatal to some people, is just now starting to emerge from winter hibernation.

    "They're like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge yellow-orange face," said Susan Cobey, a bee breeder at Washington State University.

    "It's a shockingly large hornet," said Todd Murray, a WSU Extension entomologist and invasive species specialist. "It's a health hazard, and more importantly, a significant predator of honey bees."

    The hornet was sighted for the first time in the U.S. last December, when the state Department of Agriculture verified two reports near Blaine, Washington, close to the Canadian border. It also received two probable, but unconfirmed reports from sites in Custer, Washington, south of Blaine.

    The hornet can sting through most beekeeper suits, deliver nearly seven times the amount of venom as a honey bee, and sting multiple times, the department said, adding that it ordered special reinforced suits from China...

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    What does the Bible say about the hornet?

    What does the Bible say about the hornet?!

    In each case, the hornet is mentioned in the context of God chasing His enemies out of the land of Canaan.

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    I think we need to send over the "killer bees" to take care of this problem!

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