Praying Mantis Attacks, Kills and Eats Murder Hornet

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Just when we thought nothing could get any scarier than a giant murder hornet, new footage has emerged of a creature even more formidable, and it might just be the answer to our hornet infestation.

Keep scrolling for the latest video leaving the internet feeling horrified…

Since December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.

Hardly surprisingly, this story has absolutely dominated the news cycle of late.

And to make things worse, a new threat has made it into the headlines… One that’ll haunt your dreams for the foreseeable future.

With strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.

And the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.

How about something completely different?

This is the story of murder hornets in the US. And yes, at first glance they might sound even more terrifying.

The Giant Asian hornets, which have the nickname Murder Hornets, have been spotted in the US for the first time ever.

Washington state that is. And bee keepers have been left to discover some horrifying scenes.

Well multiple bee keepers have found countless bees with their heads ripped clean off.

Well, a bee breeder at the Washington State University’s department of entomology, Susan Cobey, said: “They’re like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge yellow-orange face.”

Just look at them compared to normal insects.

Well, because they murder. They’re well known for brutally massacring bees. Nice.

Multiple stings from a Murder Hornet and you can wind up dead, even if you’re not allergic.

Writing in WSU Insider, Seth Truscott said: “Hornets are most destructive in the late summer and early fall, when they are on the hunt for sources of protein to raise next year’s queens.”

“They attack honey bee hives, killing adult bees and devouring bee larvae and pupae, while aggressively defending the occupied colony,” he added. “Their stings are big and painful, with a potent neurotoxin. Multiple stings can kill humans, even if they are not allergic.”

First things first: do not attempt to remove them yourself.

“Don’t try to take them out yourself if you see them. If you get into them, run away, then call us! It is really important for us to know of every sighting if we’re going to have any hope of eradication.”

If you are in Washington State and spot Asian giant hornets, you can report them to authorities using an app from the Washington Invasive Species Council.

This video should assuage any doubts at all. Absolutely horrendous.  

However, there’s no need to panic too much.

Because we’ve found a solution to the problem…

Or just give you another bug fear…

Or overjoyed that something can get rid of these terrifying creatures. It is 2020 after all.

I don’t know if it’ll work, but it’s worth a try, right?

As you can imagine, things didn’t end well.

The mantis quickly strikes and doesn’t hesitate to chow down on the hornet’s head.

Nature is damn scary! Want more terrifying bug content? Scroll on for an enormous spider who’s feasting on a rather surprising snack…