YouTuber Shows How Painful A ‘Murder Hornet’ Is By Intentionally Stinging Himself

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So, you’ve probably heard of the Asian giant hornet – aka the murder hornet. It’s this terrifyingly large, stinging insect whose sting reportedly feels like a red-hot poker.

And as if that wasn’t enough, they prey on hives of honeybees, which are already struggling to survive and to thrive in a world intent on killing them.

Now, they’re coming to America even though nobody wants them here.

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If you’re like me, and are absolutely terrified of anything that flies, buzzes, and stings, you’re making plans to complete the transition to full-on indoor hermit in the near future.

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If you’re like YouTuber Coyote Peterson, you let one sting you for fun (or “information” or “science”) just to be able to relay what the experience feels like.

Even though they kill up to 50 people a year in Japan.

“Searing pain. Absolute searing pain!” he screamed the moment he was stung.

Peterson is the host of Coyote Peterson: Brave The Wild on Animal Planet, and often shows off “extreme” animals. The video containing the murder hornet sting is 18-minutes long, and in it he urges his viewers not to attempt being stung at home.

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Wanna see the after? Are you ready? Because it’s not pretty.

Okay, here we go…


The video was released in November of 2018, long before Americans were aware they would be dealing with murder hornets on their own soil in a few short months.

But seriously, don’t try this at home you guys. Those things are scary big and, I think, released straight from the bowels of hell.