Beautiful wasp zombifies cockroach

In the African savannah lives a very interesting creature. This is Ampulex compressa, the Jeweled Cockroach wasp. She is on the hunt for something. And this is it. A cockroach. She approaches it carefully as the roach is far bigger than she is. Once she is close enough she strikes! Stinging it twice. The first Read more…

STUNG by a YELLOW JACKET!

(upbeat music) – [Coyote] Hold on, oh it’s flying. Hold on let’s go back towards the nest. No wait, wait, wait, don’t move. – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yes, yes. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to enter the sting zone with the yellow jacket. Here we go. (yelling) (upbeat music) Today we Read more…

STUNG by an EXECUTIONER WASP!

(ominous music) – I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to enter the sting zone, with the Executioner wasp. Here we go. Ahh, ahh, ahh! Stop burning. (panting) Hah! Ahhhhh! The Executioner’s sting! (large cat roar) (exciting drumming music) (large cat roar) (intriguing music) All great journeys eventually find their end. When we are talking about Read more…

STUNG by a COW KILLER!

– I’m Coyote Peterson. Now you’ve seen me stung by harvester ants, fire ants, and scorpions. But today, I’m moving a rung up on the insect sting pain index, and I’m going to be stung by the cow killer. I have a feeling that this one is going to hurt. Oh boy. (scream) (intense percussion Read more…

8 Creepy Animals That Are Actually Harmless

Claws. Scales. Horns. Teeth. Lots of animals are equipped to look, and act, downright terrifying. But a lot of the time, these appearances are deceiving. And they’re deceiving on purpose! Defense mechanisms exist, after all, to help animals evade predators when they really don’t have much else going for them. If you’re the kind of Read more…

8 of the Worst Stinging Insects

♪Intro♪ Now, I’m not a huge fan of pain, but it IS super important, biologically speaking. It’s how your body tells your brain something is wrong—that you’ve put your hand on a hot stove or broken your leg. It’s such a strong signal that lots of animals have evolved to hijack it, and one group Read more…