First 'Murder Hornet' captured in Washington
Washington has captured its first Asian Giant Hornet. The hornet is an invasive species, researchers said, spreading across the state.
same thing. I would have to change the sun. That's great. Back in May, Cairo seven took you behind the scenes as scientists put up these specialized traps. Foran Asian giant Hornet. So far, the only live specimens captured have been found overseas. But this month this hornet was found dead in a local trap. The location out near Birch Bayh, not far from Blaine, where the first sightings have been. Our initial feeling is that this is a worker Hornet. Our response to this will be to in none dates the area immediately surrounding that positive trapped capture with additional traps that are designed to capture the Hornets alive. We still don't know how these Hornets got here, though the longstanding belief is that they made it in with cargo from overseas. And that's a concern because they could kill off local honeybees, which could be a really issue for our state. It's a pretty low tech operation. Yeah, the traps are low tech, but if they find a live hornet next, the high tech, almost scifi type stuff comes then just listen to what they've been testing out on a local smaller, bald hornet in preparation for what does come next, the process of putting them to sleep using CO two. That didn't go so well but led to some other great things, but then also chilling them in a cooler with ice so that they're immobile. That gives us an attempt that's gluing a small tracking tag to it, which we can follow back back to a high. And I know this all sounds wild and high tech, but that's where we are. Remember earlier this year, U Dub actually came up with this and many camera where they could broadcast back video from off the back of a beetle.