Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summer Survival - BEE Careful

Bumble Bee on Flower

One of the biggest threats to everyone as they enjoy the outdoors is all the other creatures that are present during your activities. There is a need to be constantly aware that there are little things out there that can cause you a lot of pain and misery if you aren't careful. Be observant of your surroundings while enjoying the beauty that is present all around you on a summer day.

BEE careful! BEE observant! BEE safe!

Staying above the water line!



Brigid said...

I had a hornet crawl up a long sleeve while hiking. Then it decided to sting. owowow. And getting him OUT of the sleeve was not as easy as it looked.

BEE careful, is right. :-)

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

We have the really big hornets here. haven't had a chance to take a picture of one yet. Hopefully I'll be able to get a picture with a saddle saddle on it! LOL

BEE Careful Brigid!


Anonymous said...

This post reminded me of the clip from Tommy Boy where Chris Farley and David Spade act like they have a car full of bees when they get pulled over!

"They're eating my flesh!!!!"

Kentucky Preppers Network

HermitJim said...

Some of our Texas critters will get ya, for sure!

Oh, don't forget the 'skeeter saddle, RW...

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

Saw that movie! Too funny!


riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Getting the saddle on isn't the main problem. It's hanging on once you get your foot in the stirrup!LOL


Shreela said...

My first summer to wear a bra, and I was the only girl helping clean Granddaddy's barn's loft. No one knows how many bees got into my shirt; all I remember was Granddaddy yelling to my father to take her shirt off, take it off now, while I was hollering and doing a "many bees are stinging me" dance.

After my father had pulled my shift off, Granddaddy yelled to my cousins to get outside. But they couldn't go down the ladder because there was a swarm in front of it. So he made them shimmy down the rope that normally pulled up the hay bales.

Meanwhile, my father was beating my shirt to dickens, then turning it inside out to beat it some more. Once he was out of breath from beating up my shirt, I was allowed to put it back on.

They rushed me back to the house, where I cried more about my shirt being pulled off in front of my boy cousins that from the stings.

Shreela said...

Hubby went out by himself to pick blackberries. He brought a stick to help move the brambles aside, and met up with a copperhead. Apparently he triggered the copperhead into attack mode, because it came after him. He had to use the stick to beat it off.

I have him carry my bad-days cane to pick berries now. In addition to beating off snakes and shoving brambles aside, it's curved handle is handy for pulling down mulberry branches.

riverwalker said...

To: shreela

Just be glad there wasn't a video camera around. Glad you made it through the ordeal.


riverwalker said...

To: shreela

Copperheads can be bad business and are no fun to mess around with at any time. Bet the "hubby" was running pretty fast that day. A survival stick is a good thing!


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