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Giant yellow jacket nest threatens safety

Compare the size of the hive to the coke crate at the right. Photo Courtesy: Jim Wright Compare the size of the hive to the coke crate at the right. Photo Courtesy: Jim Wright
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June 27, 2006

Lee County - It's the biggest yellow jacket nest Lee County code enforcement officers have ever seen. it's probably the biggest one you've ever seen too.

What looks like a burlap sack underneath a garage on Knollwood Drive is actually a nest of thousands of yellow jackets. Code enforcement officers brought a beekeeper to the abandoned house to identify the insect and suggest how to get rid of the nest.

It will take a couple of days, but they are trying to gather chemicals to wipe it out.

In the meantime, they've roped off the area with crime scene tape and want everyone to stay away so they don't get stung.

To keep you safe officers will fine and even arrest those who step onto the property.

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