Murder Hornets Are Bugs You Don't Want To Meet

Insects called "Murder Hornets" have made their way to the U.S. for the first time ever. That's right: Murder Hornets.

These hornets are up to two inches long and a bee expert at Washington State University says they are, quote, "like something out of a monster cartoon."

The murder hornets kill up to 50 people a year in Japan . . . and their stingers are so long and powerful that they can penetrate beekeeping suits. Fortunately, they don't usually attack people . . . but when they do, look out.

They're also a huge predator to honey bees . . . and just a few of these hornets can completely destroy a hive in a few hours. Honey bees are already in a lot of trouble, so this is a new predator they really don't need.

Four sightings have happened in Washington state and British Columbia, Canada. There's no word on how the hornets got here . . . but experts are working on trying to trap them to keep them from spreading. (CBS News)



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