Yellow Jackets, Not Bees, Are Culpable For The Attack In A Fair

July 4th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

yellow-jacket July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The pyrotechnics show at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton apparently annoyed a nest of yellow jackets in close proximity to the audience. This gave rise to the stinging of a projected 70 individuals on Friday night.

The pyrotechnics program commenced at 9:15 p.m. Halfway via the show, at about 9:30, a cluster of yellow jackets were provoked at the north end of the grandstands. This data was revealed by the fair spokesperson, April Mitchell.

Linda Perez, who happened to be one among the sufferers, stated that she, out of the blue, commenced to undergo terrible anguish as a result of the stinging.

In excess of 70 individuals were stung regardless of the hard work of the fair employees and the police force to detach the individuals from the grandstand region. All the persons, who were the unfortunate victims of stinging, were taken care of at the scene by the Alameda County firefighters.

No person experienced an allergic response to the stings and no one was in a pitiable state that required a journey to the hospital.

Investigators, to begin with, deemed that the stings were from bees. However, 10 insect corpses were later brought together and it was ascertained that they were ground-burrowing yellow jackets. The area was scrutinized painstakingly and a ground nest was unearthed. The nest was later extracted from the area.

There were in the region of 5,000 persons sitting in the grandstand in anticipation of the pyrotechnics program.

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