By MBean - 24/10/2013 18:04 - Anguilla - The Valley
Today, I saw a wasp on the ground, apparently injured and unable to fly. It was being mobbed by ants and looked certain to die, so I stamped on the ants to save its life. At this point it sprung up, stung me, then flew off. FML
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  SnuWolf  |  15

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Charli Chase  |  4

If you knew anything about wasps, it's better to protect them rather than kill them. If you kill a wasp, it releases a chemical that warns others in the colony that they can sense even from far away. So if you kill a wasp, you have automatically declared war on the whole colony and they also chemically "remember" you. I saved a wasp that was trapped in my house one day, and ever since that day, everv time I go outside I have wasps sitting on my shoulders and singing like in a Disney movie.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

True. Mainly because I hate wasps but, even if for some bizarre reason you liked wasps, if it had been unable to fly it would've been as good as dead anyway so it'd actually be kinder to put it out of it's misery rather than 'saving' it by prolonging the suffering.

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  alycion  |  38

I don't like killing things. Wasps, widows and the like do get killed when in the house. Though in op's situation, I would let nature take its course. What makes it ok to kill ants, which are usually harmless, to save a wasp? Think nature threw some karma out there.