Asian Hornets on Jersey largest nest found on Channel Isles
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
The largest nest of Asian Hornets found on the ground in the UK's 'frontline' launched a fresh attack - after surviving 28 hours in the freezer.
The massive haul containing more than 1,600 Asian hornets were hunted with the majority hoovered up, thrown in a plastic bag and frozen alive, writes Tom Bevan, SWNS.
But after more than a day trying to kill them in sub zero temperatures before dissection, some still emerged to attack - and were quickly thrown straight back in the freezer.
The one metre wide nest, that weighted more than 8kg was discovered by a dog walker in a field near a Waitrose in Vallée des Vaux on Jersey on Saturday (September 10).