Do not step to this insect

Yesterday while we were playing in the backyard, I spotted a GIGANTIC wasp-type creature. It was easily three inches long! I have never seen such an enormous angry looking bug. It was positively apocalyptic. As Hannah said, “We don’t want to tangle wid it!”

After ushering the kids away from it, we turned to watch it from a safer distance and saw the wasp carry a cicada up into one of our trees. A few minutes after that the wasp flew away. It was easy to see since it was pretty much the size of a bird!

I looked it up on Swagbucks this morning and found out that what we saw was an Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp. I hope there aren’t too many more of them in our yard, but it was a cool thing to see once!

Picture from www.insectsofiowa.com

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