STUNG by a COW KILLER!

STUNG by a COW KILLER!


– I’m Coyote Peterson. Now you’ve seen me
stung by harvester ants, fire ants, and scorpions. But today, I’m moving a rung up on the insect sting pain index, and I’m going to be
stung by the cow killer. I have a feeling that
this one is going to hurt. Oh boy. (scream) (intense percussion music) There’s no question about it. The wild west is
rough and rugged. And whether you’re talking
about the rocky terrain, laced with spine covered
plants, or its animals, most of which are armed
with fangs and stingers, Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is an
adventure lover’s playground. Sure we all have our
fears of being bitten by a rattlesnake when
venturing off trail. Or in my case, having a
giant desert centipede run on my pant leg. But in actuality, the
good news is that each and every one of these creatures does its best to avoid
human interaction. However, sometimes you
have an accidental run-in. And when you do,
a bite or a sting can be incredibly painful. (gasping) Yeah, he got me. He bit me. – [Mark] You sure? – [Coyote] Yeah, he
definitely bit me. When it comes to
my line of work, the goal is to have
an interaction, so that I can show you the
effects of these encounters. This way we can all
learn why it’s important to be in tune with
our surroundings, and why it’s always
best to admire animals from a safe distance. Velvet ant, velvet ant! (mumbling) I can pick off, yes, hold on, he’s underneath the
log, I just started to tip and so I ran
back, hold on a second. – [Mark] I saw him. – [Coyote] Did you see it? – [Mark] He ducked out
and ducked back in. – [Coyote] There
it is, there it is. – [Mark] Get him,
get him to go in it. – Aagh! Yes, yes! Look at that. Whoo! Oh, you almost got me with
the crevice of that log. Wow, that is a
good sized one too. Ah, but we got our velvet ant. There it is. Okay, cool, well,
tomorrow morning, I’m gonna get stung. By that little ornery bugger. Cool. The velvet ant, which
is actually a species
of ground wasp, and not an ant at all,
claims a famous nickname. The cow killer. Ranked on the insect
sting pain index as being the fourth
most painful sting in the insect
kingdom, rumor has it that the pain is so
intense it can kill a cow. You may be looking at
this, thinking to yourself “Coyote, are you
gonna get stung?” Yeah, I am, I’m gonna
get stung by this today. Now the insect sting
pain index says that the intense pain will
last for about 30 minutes. And the reason that
I’m doing it is to work my way up
to the bullet ant. You wanna see me stung
by the bullet ant? Kind of feel like I have to
get stung by everything else leading up to that. I am not looking forward
to 30 minutes of pain that’s gonna come
from this insect. I know, right? Here we go again. Coyote is about to
enter the strike zone. But this one’s a
little different. When it comes to
alligator bites, crab pinches, or
blood sucking leeches, I’m fine with that. When it comes to
stingers and venom, that’s where even I get nervous. Now, the females
do not have wings. The males do have wings,
but what’s interesting is that the males do
not have stingers. Guess who does have a stinger? That’s right, the females. And that’s what we
have here today. Now one of the most
impressive things about this insect is
the size of its stinger. In fact, it’s about
as long as the entire length of the abdomen. What I want to do now
is use these little entomology forceps to
pick the velvet ant up, and show you guys just
how big that stinger is. You ready for this? – [Mark] Are they delicate? – Um, they are not. The velvet ant
actually has a very, very durable exoskeleton,
one of the toughest exoskeletons in
the insect kingdom. So me picking her
up with the forceps is not going to cause her
any sort of pain or danger. Oh! – [Mark] Oh, getting
away, getting away. – [Coyote] I got it, I got it. – [Mark] You got it? – [Coyote] Got it. – [Mark] Got it, awesome. – Now they can be
found in the grass, so if you’re out there
walking around barefoot, and you step on one of these,
you’re not gonna squish it. What’s gonna happen is
it’s gonna spin around, and then it’s gonna
tuck its abdomen under and boom, you’re gonna get
nailed with that giant stinger. Well, I think at this juncture, it is time for me to
actually take a sting. Are you guys getting nervous? I’ll tell you what, I sure was. Now they say that this
sting is painful enough to kill a cow. However, there are no
reported cases of cows, or humans for that
matter, ever dying from a velvet ant sting. This makes me feel a bit better, but you never know how your
body will react to venom, so we always have an
Epidendrum pen on location, just in case I have an
allergic reaction to the sting. All right, Mark’s signaling me that it is time, here we go. I am about to be stung
by the velvet ant. Hoo, here we go. Hoo. – [Mark] All right Coyote,
well, it’s about that time. – Yeah. – [Mark] How are we
gonna pull this off? I see we have a, you
know, camera wise we have a GoPro, a small
camera right next to me, oh hey, there’s Chance. Chance over there. What’s the gameplan
for the sting in here? What’s the idea? – Well, this is gonna
go down one of two ways. What I’m gonna try
first is to actually take this little glass,
flip it upside down, get the ant to this end,
and then place it down on top of my arm. This will isolate
the ant on my skin, and I’m hoping that as
it tries to get away, it’s just going to sting me. Now if that doesn’t
work, I also have my pair of entomology forceps,
and I’m actually going to pick, hold the
ant, place it on my arm, and let it sting me. One way or another, I am
definitely going to be stung by the velvet ant. Haaah, here we go. Okay, now the first
thing I’m gonna do is get the ant up into
that part of the glass, and then I’m going
to spin this over onto my forearm
and with any luck, the ant is going to sting me. Here we go, ready? – [Mark] Let’s do it,
here comes number four. – I’m Coyote Peterson,
and I’m about to enter the sting zone
with the velvet ant. One, two, here we go, three. Oh boy. Oh, my heart’s racing right now. Aah boy, I can see its
abdomen kind of pumping. My heart is going now. – [Mark] Any second
it could happen. – Yeah, any second
it could sting me. Oh boy, ooh ooh ooh, ow ow ow, ow, it’s biting at my skin, it’s biting at the edge of the
container trying to get out. Ooh. Oh, and that stinger is gonna be like a little hypodermic
needle going into my skin. This is intense. The glass is actually
starting to get a little foggy from the heat of my
skin, so at this point I think we are going
to move to plan B, which is holding the velvet ant with the entomology forceps. I don’t think it’s going
to sting me at this point. It’s been in there
for about two minutes, and so far no sting. It’s just trying to get out. So I’m gonna flip
my arm upside down, and get the ant
back under control. Okay, here we go, ready? – [Mark] Okay. – One, two, three. Okay, whoo. Ahhhh. – [Mark] How do you feel? – Aahh, extremely nervous,
and my heart is racing. I actually think I do
have to take a second just to get my heart
rate to calm back down. Okay, cut and GoPro. Okay. All right, the only
way to actually move forward with this
is for me to hold the ant with the entomology forceps. Up against my skin,
and let it sting me. – [Mark] This seems, this
gonna do it, isn’t it? – Yeah, hold on, I need
a second, heart’s like, – [Mark] You all right? – Ooh, getting dizzy,
yeah, getting dizzy. In the world of
entomology, when it comes to milking the venom of
insects and arachnids, holding them with forceps
is a guaranteed way to induce a sting. So I think we all know
what’s going to happen next. This is crazy,
guys, this is crazy. My nerves are going this
much for the velvet ant, I can’t imagine what
the tarantula hawk and the bullet ant
are gonna be like. Okay. – [Mark] I can’t believe
you’re about to do this. That stinger is enormous. – Yeah, yeah, okay, you can
do this, you can do this. – [Mark] So is that stinger gonna go all the
way under you skin? – Yeah, it’s gonna go
right into my skin. – [Mark] Okay, I’m ready. Oh boy. All right, here we go. – Here we go, ready? All right, let’s do this again one more time for good measure. I’m Coyote Peterson,
and I’m about to enter the sting zone with
the cow killer. Are you ready? – [Mark] Are you ready? – No, I’m never ready. One, two, three. You good? – [Mark] Yeah. – Get your shot,
I’m gonna place it right down on my arm. Here we go. With my arm shaking. And go. Ahh! (pained gasps) Okay, I’m gonna get back here. – [Mark] You all right? What are you feeling? – Gaah! Oh, wow. Oh wow, okay. (heavy breathing) Give me a second. Oh my gosh. – [Mark] You all right? – Oh yeah. – [Mark] What are you feeling,
what does it feel like? – Give me a sec, give me a sec. (rapid panting) Oh my gosh guys,
this is super bad. Move this out of the way. Gah! Gah! Oh my gosh, I gotta try
to control my heart rate. Try to get a tight
shot of it right there with the stinger, we need to
see to see if there’s blood. Okay, try to get a shot,
because if I can get it we’ll like walk
around for a second. Right there. – [Mark] Right there
is where it stung you? – Right where it stung me. I could feel it, it was like, you could feel it go all
the way under the skin. All the way in. I can feel it
insert into my arm. (grunting) – [Mark] You gonna be all right? – Okay. Now they say that the
sting of the velvet ant, will last for about 30 minutes. And I can tell you
guys right now, this is the worst
sting I’ve ever taken. There’s no question about it. It is worse than
a harvester ant, it is worse than a fire ant. It feels like I’m getting
stung over and over again. You can see the welts
starting to form on my arm. – [Mark] Oh man, yeah,
those are welts, big time. Describe the pain, is it
like a pulsating pain, a stabbing pain? – If it pain, it’s
radiating, it is radiating. It feels like, you know
if you get a charlie horse in your muscle, and
it like seizes up, and it’s like doomph, doomph. Ah, that is powerful. Ah, I can see why they
call them cow killers. (chuckle) That is some intense
pain right there. How long has it been? – [Mark] About seven minutes. – About seven minutes? Well they say the pain from
this lasts for about 30. I have about 23
minutes to go, guys. 23 minutes to go. Aah! Now aside from working my
way up to the bullet ant, the reason I was
willing to take a sting from this insect
was so that we could all see the effects
of the venom. 25 minutes has gone by. My arm is still on fire. And what’s crazy is that,
look at all the red blotching that’s formed around the sting. There is the stinger
insertion point right there, and it is swollen,
and it is very tender, and you can see how red
the entire radius is, of the sting. I’m sweating. My goal was to do
the best I could to describe the
pain I was feeling. And it still hurts, it
definitely still hurts, but not as bad as the initial
impact of the stinger. But what’s interesting is
that all around the sting is tingling, like these little
tiny pin cushion needles going tsk tsk tsk. And as you can see there’s
all these little red dots forming, and I’m assuming
that is where the venom is spreading into my arm. Oh wow, well I would say
that this was definitely one very intense sting. The cow killer has
earned its reputation as being one of the
most powerful stings in the insect kingdom Gaaggh! Arrrgghh! Ergh! And while it may
be ranked as a four on the insect sting pain index, for me, at this point,
it’s definitely number one. I’d say I’m one step closer to being stung by
the bullet ant, but first, I’m gonna
have to go up against the tarantula hawk. I have a feeling that that
one is going to be bad. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild, we’ll
see you on the next adventure. Whoo, let’s get
out of the desert. Velvet ants are nomadic
ground dwellers, that feed primarily on nectar. So there is absolutely no reason you should ever fear them. If you live or are hiking
in velvet ant territory, you’ll want to avoid
a possible sting. Keep your boots on your feet,
and you will be just fine. If you thought that
sting was intense, make sure to check
out the compilation of all my worst bites,
pinches, and stings, as we work our way up to
the bullet ant challenge. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (animal howl)

PINCHED! by a Giant Beetle!

PINCHED! by a Giant Beetle!


(playful music) – You guys see that? That’s a stag beetle. Right now I’m On
Location in Costa Rica, working on some of
my animal facts, because yes I do research
before I actually get on camera. I look over there at the balcony
railing, and what do I see. A giant stag beetle that must
have flown in last night, they’re attracted to lights, and he decided to make himself
a perch right over there. Now, I haven’t been bitten and stung by that many
things on this trip. I picked him up, and look
at that set of pinchers. And I said to myself, hmm, you know who would
love to see this? Everyone out there
in the coyote pack. I’m pretty curious as
to how hard this beetle can actually pinch. Now they don’t use those
pinchers to catch and kill prey, but they’re actually
used as defense and during mating displays
to attract the ladies. That is a mighty set of
pinchers right there. Let’s go for this. Are you ready? (adventurous music) Alright, so,
without further ado, let’s find how just how hard
the stag beetle can pinch. I’m going to let him
go for my pinky finger. Here we go, are you ready? I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to enter the
strike zone with a stag beetle. One… Two… Three. (pained gasp) Dang that hurt. – [Voiceover] Was it bad? – Yeah, he poked a little
hole in the top of my finger. And I think he popped a little
puncture on the other side. At least he didn’t pinch and, hold on, let’s try
it one more, ready? What I’m actually being chomped
by is a Mallodon Beetle, which is in the same
superfamily as the stag beetle, and with over 35,000 members, it’s tough to know
them all apart. – [Voiceover] Yeah, do
you want us to hold it? – [Voiceover] Be tight on him,
because he won’t expect it. – [Voiceover]
Alright, ready Coyote? What are we doing now? – Okay so now, I’m going to
be pinched by the stag beetle on my pinky finger,
of all places. – [Voiceover] How many times
have you been pinched already? – Four. – [Voiceover] Why are we
doing this a fifth time? – Because we haven’t
gotten the shot right. – [Voiceover] And why is that? – Because I’m scared
to get pinched again. (prolonged pained gasps) Can you see that? – [Voiceover] How was that bad? Was that really bad? Oh, yeah. He got you man. Good job Mario. (slow-motion pained gasps) – Well, I guess what we have
found out is the stag beetle… Has got quite the pinch! He popped holes in my pinky. Alright buddy, I know
that was a lot of stress, we’re going to let
you go now but, I guess we’ll add the stag
beetle to the list of creatures that have chomped, pinched,
stung, or mauled Coyote. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next location. (dramatic music) – [Voiceover] If you
thought getting pinched by the Mallodon
Beetle looked painful, check out my encounter
with the purple shore crab, and don’t forget, subscribe
to join me and the crew, on this season of
Breaking Trail.

Brain Freeze Challenge!

Brain Freeze Challenge!


– Oh, that hit me. That’s real bad.
That’s a bad bite. That’s a bad bite!
That was a bad bite. – Brain freeze! AGH! – [Mark] Don’t make me
laugh, it makes it worse! (Mark and Mario laughing) – So cold! (tropical jungle music) (guitar music) – Come with me. He thinks he’s
picking out his lunch. That’s not gonna be his lunch. – [Mark] There it is. Is that it? – [Mario] Yep. Original. Glorious Spam. Look
at that sandwich, it looks delicious,
don’t you think? Not so much. – [Mark] I want my Hawaiian ice. Alright so, easy access. – [Mark] Yep. – Peel it up. And a
little snack for Coyote. – [Mark] Gotta have
his lunch, right? – Yeah, he’s gotta eat the meat before he can have the desert. – [Mark] I agree. – Alright, let’s go. – [Mark] Alright. – Alright guys, so
Hawaii is famous for several different foods, But nothing more famous
than Hawaiian shaved ice. So today, what I’m
gonna do is try to eat as many cups of
shaved ice as I possibly can. Hope you guys are ready for
the brain freeze challenge. Oh look at this guys. Don’t feed the chickens. So right now, Mark and Mario are ordering my first
wave of shaved ice. This is actually
one eating challenge that I’m looking forward to. I absolutely love
Hawaiian shaved ice. – Uh oh. Here it comes. – [Coyote] Oh! The
first two! Here we go! – We have the local. – [Coyote] The local! – Strawberry, blue
vanilla, Li Hing Mui, and snow cap.
– Okay. – And piña colada is pineapple,
coconut, and snow caps. – [Mark] Thank you! – Alright, first
two. Here we go. Wow, those look incredible. – [Mark] Hold on, hold on,
hold on. Wait a second. – [Coyote] What? – [Mark] Those are for us. – [Girl] Here’s the third one. – [Coyote] Oh, this one’s mine. – [Girl] This is the Bomb. – Oh, the Bomb! – [Girl] Cherry on top,
root beer, and snow cap. – [Mark] Nope, nope, nope. Not yet, not yet, not yet. – What do you mean not yet? You gotta get shots
of them first? – [Mark] Mario and
I had our lunch and you haven’t eaten lunch yet. – [Coyote] This is my lunch. – [Mark] No, this is desert. – [Coyote] What? – [Mark] Clearly,
this is a desert. – [Coyote] I’d
consider it lunch. – [Mark] Um, how about that? Classic Hawaiian lunch. You can’t have your desert
until you eat your meat, right? – [Coyote] Spam? Glorious spam? Actually, I did know
that this is one of the most famous
foods here in Hawaii. And look at this little
Spam man inside of the can. You guys really
want me to eat Spam before I eat the shaved ice? – [Mark] Well, we’re
gonna eat these. – Well, what if I
puke from eating this? – I don’t think you’re
gonna puke, man. It’s– – You have to cook
it though, don’t you? – [Mark] No, no.
You can eat it raw. But it’s a Hawaiian delicacy,
just like pineapple. But it tastes like meat. Let’s go ahead and open this up. – Okay. I don’t know about this guys. – [Mark] It’s coming out. Holy!
– Oh my gosh. No, I’m not eating this. – [Mark] Alright well, our
Hawaiian ice is melting. – [Mario] Yeah man, hurry up. – Ugh. – [Mark] Wolf it down, man. We got melting ice here. – Pretty sure you’re
supposed to cook this. – [Mark] Eat, eat, eat. Come on. – Mhmm. – [Mark] I’m gonna sample this. No! No! – [Mario] Let me see,
how does it taste Mark? – Mmm.
– Good? – Pineapple. – This is awfully greasy. It’s like, salty Vaseline. – [Mario] Nope. More for me. – [Mark] Mmm, how
does that taste Mario? – [Mario] Really good. – [Mark] Mhmm. Yeah. (retching) Come on. At this rate, you’re
not getting any ice. – [Mario] Yeah, it’s
gonna melt, so… – Ugh.
(retching) – [Mark] Is it salty? Alright, if you
take one giant bite, I’ll let you have
some Hawaiian ice. – One big bite? – [Mark] One big bite and
I’ll let you start this one. So let’s see, there’s
your reward right there. One massive Hawaiian
sized bite of Spam. Come on. Get it down. (vomiting)
Oh no! (Mark laughing) Mario, he couldn’t eat the spam. What happened Mario? – Coyote just doesn’t
have the stomach. – I puked on the GoPro. – [Mark] Alright. Good
effort, good effort. So you don’t like Spam. – This wasn’t supposed
to be a puke video, guys. – [Mark] This one’s
called the Bomb. – This one is the Bomb. – [Mark] Or Da Bomb. – Mmm. So much better than Spam. Ah, that’s good. Mmm! My chest. – You having a heart attack? – It’s freezing up. – Is this the Spam? (laughs) – Mmm. Anybody getting
brain freeze yet? My chest is getting freeze. – Chest freeze? I think
that’s from the Spam, Mario. – A little too much
sodium for you, buddy. – (laughs) I think he’s
having a sodium heart attack. – How about your teeth?
Do your teeth hurt? – [Mark] No. – Come on. Let’s go. Alright, I think if
I take this down. – [Mark] Brain freeze? – Woo, my teeth! Nah. – It’s just really cold, I’m
not getting a brain freeze yet. – [Coyote] No brain freeze? – Not yet. I think it’s too hot out
here for a brain freeze. – It is hot out here. Really hot. (slurping) Mmm. That’s good. (Mario laughs) Alright. I think we’re
ready for round two. So which is this one? – [Girl] That is
mango, coconut, and– – [Mark] Ooh, that’s a good one. – This is lime, blue
raspberry, and grape. – [Mark] Ooh, that looks
like all you Mario. It’s got the coconut
on top, and everything. Oh, look at mine! – [Girl] This is rainbow. – I get the rainbow. It’s like the Hawaiian rainbow. Look at that. – [Coyote] Awesome. – [Mark] So whoever finishes
their Hawaiian ice first doesn’t have to
eat a bite of Spam. – Okay, I like that game. – [Mark] You like that? – Yeah, ready? One, two, three. Oh this one’s a lot harder. – Oh gosh. – Oh man. – [Mark] It’s really good. – I’m just gonna eat it. – Good tactic. – Oh this is bad. Uh oh. – Got a brain freeze? – Something’s happening. – Now a brain
freeze is caused by all of the arteries
that surround the outside of your
brain contracting. And they send
signals to your brain that this is too cold,
you need to slow down now! Or it’s only gonna get worse. And trust me, it does. I feel it the most
in my teeth though. And in your temples.
Teeth and the temples. – My face. I can barely talk. I don’t enjoy
shaved ice anymore. – How we doing? – [Mark] I’m halfway. – Can’t feel my lips. And actually, the way
to cure brain freeze is to actually just
press your tongue up against the
roof of your mouth, and the warmth from your tongue will warm up all of the
blood vessels and capillaries and will cause them to relax. – Hey guys. Look over
there. Look at that dog. – Hey! No cheating. – That was a dirty trick Mario. – What are you
guys talking about? You’ve got no proof. – Agh! That hit
me. That’s so bad. That was a bad bite.
That’s a bad bite. That was a bad bite. – Brain freeze! Agh! – [Mark] Don’t make me
laugh, it makes it worse. (Mark and Mario laughing) – So cold! I gotta go for
another rush, ready? I gotta power up. – [Mario] Mark won. – [Mark] Look at that.
Put them to shame. Put them to
absolute, Spam shame. – Ugh! – [Mark] You’re just like
turning into a spider monkey. – So cold! – [Mario] I don’t
know what’s happening. (Mark and Mario laughing) (slurping) – [Mark] Mario, you still
have to finish your food. – I can’t. – [Mark] You can do it. – You’re gonna have
to eat Spam, bro. (Mark laughing) Finished. Oh my gosh, my stomach
is freezing. Ugh! – [Mark] You know, I
know a way to warm it up. – [Coyote] No, I
ain’t eating Spam. – [Mark] Oh yeah, you lost. – No I didn’t. He
didn’t finish his. – [Mark] No, only the winner
doesn’t have to eat Spam. The two losers eat Spam. – I ain’t eating no more Spam. – [Mark] You’re gonna have
to eat a little bite of Spam, that was the deal. – All that’s coming back up. – [Mark] A bet’s a bet. – You guys wanna see what a
rainbow waterfall looks like. – [Mark] That counts. Yeah, mhmm. Your turn. – It’s about to be
a rainbow waterfall. – [Mario] Oh no. Here, wash it down with this. – I swallowed. – [Mark] Here, put that in. – Wash it down with that. (Mark laughing) – [Mark] That is a rainbow Spam. – I don’t think I can
eat anymore shaved ice. – Nah, see. This whole trip
we would finish a shoot and Coyote would be like, “let’s go get shaved ice!” Now you got it man. You got all
the shaved ice you can have. – We got one more
round, don’t we? – [Mark] Yep. One more round. – One more round. Alright guys, TV timeout. One more round coming. (upbeat relaxing music) Oooh. – [Girl] Liliko’i and coconut. And then a Caffeine
Monkey, coffee, and banana. – [Mark] Caffeine Monkey? Mario? – Alright, I think
I’m out of this round. It’s you and Coyote. – Yeah, there’s one
more coming out. – No, I think that’s it. – No, no, no. There’s
definitely one more. – I think there’s
one more coming. – These are the organic ones. These have all the fruits. This is like the healthy side. Gotta have these.
– Mmm. Smells good. Smells really good. Mario seems to think that he’s
not going to be getting one, but I think that he
is sorely mistaken. – Sunset, with mango. – [Mark] That one
has the mango, yeah! – Thank you! – Look at that one. – Oh man, my teeth hurt. – This one has caffeine in it. So it’s giving me like
a caffeine rush too. Mario, I wanna
try some of yours. – I think Coyote got
a major brain freeze. – [Mark] I got ice cream
in mine. What’s this? What’s this? I have ice cream. – You have ice cream?
– Mhmm. – That’s going to make
it harder for you to eat. Oh no, I have ice cream too. (dramatic music)
Oh no! This one’s actually really good. – Mmm, oh yeah. Ooh, the ice cream
is really cold. – My head hurts
so bad right now. It’s frozen. – [Mark] Mine’s pretty good. – Mine is too, I’m
trying to enjoy mine. – Mario, you didn’t
finish yours. Get back down there. – [Mario] Look who I’m
sitting next to, man. Maybe we should
just leave him to– – Delicious. – [Mario] It’s messier. – [Mark] Mario… (laughs) – Woo!
(loudly exhales) That’s a lot of
shaved ice, guys. – [Mark] Obviously
we had fun today, but Hawaiian shaved
ice is pretty amazing. – It is. Now, Wishing
Well Hawaiian shaved ice, here on the island of Hawaii
is absolutely phenomenal. If you guys can ever make
it here, try the shaved ice. There are nine different
flavors combinations, three of which are
completely organic. And I can tell you this much, if you’re gonna eat shaved ice, just take your time
and you won’t have to worry about brain freeze. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild, we’ll
see you on the next location! – [Mark] Can brain
freeze kill you? – No, it can’t. If you thought
eating nine flavors of Hawaiian shaved
ice was entertaining, make sure to go back
and watch the episode where the crew
challenged me to eat one of the world’s stinkiest
fruits, the durian. And don’t forget, subscribe,
so you can join me and the crew on our next location! (bear roar)

Flesh Ripping Ants?

Flesh Ripping Ants?


– I’m Coyote Peterson. Recently, I ran into a
species of ant with a bite so powerful, it’s capable of
breaking through human skin. If you don’t believe
me? Watch this. One (phew) Two, three Ouch (grunts) Ah. Ah! Yep, that might break it
through the skin there. Oh, like little razor blades. Ah! Yeah, he’s popping
holes into my finger. Ahhh! Oh, yeah, that hurts. He’s got me good right there. Ahhhhhh! Oww! Look he’s
banged his head in my finger. Argh! Ah! Ahhh! Ah ah ah Ooh! Yikes! Yeah, that hurt. (panicky wilderness music) – [Voiceover] All
right, Coyote, yikes. That leaf-cutter ant. That was something, but what
people at home might not know, is that was actually
not the first time you were bitten by
that ant, was it? – No, no it was not. Now when we arrived
at Costa Rico, we were told by all the locals
that when you’re out there looking for creatures,
whatever you do, make sure to avoid
leaf-cutter ants. I said to myself,
leaf-cutter ants? I didn’t even know you
had leaf-cutter ants. Do they bite? Sting? They
said, “No, no, no, no. They don’t sting.
They only bite. The bite is so powerful, it
can break through human skin.” Knowing me, first
thing I think is, “I gotta see if this
is really true.” So as we’re out there
walking through rain forests, we finally came across
a track of leaf-cutters. Found some workers,
found some soldiers. Mark said, “Okay,
here’s the ants. Let’s catch one, and
let’s do the scene.” So I picked up an
ant. You guys ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. Wait, wait. Where are you
gonna let him bite you? – Right there in
the crux of my hand. Hold up my hand like
this, put it right there, and let it start chomping,
and it’s chomping, and it’s chomping, but
it’s not breaking skin. Even with all that
power and that pinch… Ouch! That really, really hurts. I don’t think he’s gonna
be able to break skin. We’re thinking, okay.
It’s just a myth. Leaf-cutter ants can’t really
cut through human skin. Ah, there we go. – How’s that feel?
– [Coyote] Wow! Ah! Feels good to have
it off of my hand. Well, there ya go. Finally. An ant challenge where I’m
walking away mostly unscathed. Well, as we’re heading
back to our base camp, we come upon the nest. All right, well we
have found the nest. Watch your feet. Look at how many of
these monster-sized leaf-cutters are coming out. They are sending out
the troops right now. What you didn’t see
is me wandering into
the nest at first. Me, I’m like, holy cow,
these ants are everywhere. And just for fun, I
pick up another ant, put it on my finger, and boom! Immediately, it cuts
through the skin. Those things are monster! Ow! Ooh, yeah.
Ow! Bite me there. Oh, geez! Ah! Ah! Ah! That one definitely popped
right through the skin. Look at that. Holy cow. Fortunately, you’re
looking at it here. This is me holding up my finger, and you can see all
the blood running down. Now you didn’t see
this in the episode because we weren’t
ready to actually shoot the scene a second time. I didn’t think he was
gonna bite me that hard. The one that we were working
with through the scene didn’t. Break skin. Ah, an angry one is definitely
capable of breaking skin. What should we do? Should
we shoot that again? – [Mark] Think we have to. – Like right here. – [Mark] Yeah. Sigh. – Hehe. So, like a good director, Mark
says, “Cut, cut, cut, cut. Back to one. We gotta
shoot this scene again.” Now at this point,
I’m pretty nervous, because I’m thinking
to myself, oh, boy. That ant just massacred my
finger in one single chomp. Now he want to actually
put an ant on my finger, and let it do its thing. So, what you did see
is Mark, Mario, and I heading back into the nest, and this is where all the
ants were swarming out. Mark’s getting bitten.
Mario’s getting bitten. And finally, I get a
large, angry soldier. Come back into the
scene, sit down, put up my finger, and
place the ant right there, and it was painful. Now, I did last more
than 60 seconds, and I had to last
more than 60 seconds so that we could
get all the shots. Shooting these episodes
is pretty tough because there’s
multiple cameras going, and we have to make sure
we get the cool shots so that you guys can
enjoy the episode. In total, I was really chomped
by this leaf-cutter ant for probably about two
and a half minutes. Now that also includes,
once the video camera stopped rolling, and we
get out the still cameras to get that cool shot, you know
that’s the screen grab there on the YouTube video of
me like this, “Ahhhhhhh!” of an ant on my finger. A lot of pain to go through
just to get that single frame, but it was totally worth it because ultimately we
proved a myth to be true. The leaf-cutter ant is capable of chomping through human skin. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see ya next week. – Whoa whoa whoa. What
about the million subs? – Oh, yes! Sorry. I get so excited
about those ants. Coyota pack, we have made it to a million subscribers
on YouTube. How cool is that? ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Oh, yes ♪ Yes, yes, yes ♪ Now, on behalf of
myself and the entire B rave Wilderness team, I
just want to take a moment to thank each and
every one of you out there who’s
watching all our shows. We couldn’t do this without you. It’s you guys that keep
us out here in the field making these awesome adventures, and getting ya up
close with animals, whether it’s Breaking
Trail, Dragon Tails, Coyote’s Backyard
or a new series that’s about to come out
this summer, Beyond the Tide. Stay tuned for that. We couldn’t do it without
each and every one of you. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being
such an awesome member of the Coyote Pack. All right. That’s it for me. We’ll see you guys next week. If you enjoyed this
behind-the-scenes look, make sure to go back and
watch the full ant attack, and don’t forget, subscribe
to join me and the crew on this season of
“Breaking Trail.” Oww! Ahh! (loud rumble) (coyote howling)

CRAZY ANT BITE!

CRAZY ANT BITE!


(deep dramatic music) – I’m Coyote Peterson. Those are leafcutter ants. And they bite,
really really hard. (sighs with exasperation) Here we go again. (pained yelling) Yeah, he’s popping
holes into my finger. OW! (rhythmic jungle music) (lion roars) Costa Rica is an outdoor
adventurer’s playground. And if you venture to
the Southwestern edge, you will find yourself
exploring the dense rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. A truly primitive paradise, that is home to one of the
most impressive creatures I have ever encountered. What you’re looking at here, this barren runway
that cuts right through the heart of the rainforest. It may look like a game trail, but believe it or not, this
was made by leafcutter ants. And as soon as the sun gets
a little higher in the sky, and the forest warms up, this is going to be swarming with those industrious
little insects. Leafcutter ants are
famous for being one of the most complex societies
in the animal kingdom. Building nests that are
over 100 feet across, and which can contain over
eight million individuals. What do these millions of
ants do all day, you wonder? Well, as their name
suggests, they cut leaves. Wow, look at that! At one point, this
was a complete leaf. And you can see where the
ants have intricately cut out little sections to
take back to the nest. Alright, well let’s keep
following the trails, and see if we can find
some of these ants. The trails can run for miles through the rainforest. And if you follow the ants
who are carrying the leaves, eventually you’ll be
led back to the nest. Not a place you’d ever
want to find yourself. Unless, of course, you were me. And you were looking
to challenge one of
the angry soldiers. Okay, so, we have
now located the nest. Wander back into there, and I will literally
be under attack. I have rolled up my pant
legs, as you can see. – [Voiceover] Great
look by the way – Yeah, no, this is
my classy jungle look. Alright, I’m gonna go get
myself an angry soldier. You guys ready? I have to do this quick. Alright, here we go, good? – [Voiceover] Yep. – Entering the zone surrounding
a nest of leafcutter ants is incredibly dangerous. And in a matter of
seconds, we were swarmed. Alright, I’m looking
for a huge one. We are under attack right now. Careful, yeah they get on you. Don’t let yourself get bit. – [Voiceover] Oh man, they’re
right out of this hole. – [Coyote] Alright,
I’m gonna grab one. – [Voiceover] Right
here, look at this. They’re just jumping
out of the hole. – [Coyote] Oh gosh, there’s
a huge one right there. Look at the size of that one. Got it, holy cow, ow! A little one bite me. – [Voiceover] Oh, I got
them crawling up my leg. Okay time to get out – [Coyote] Get out. Out out out. Abort abort. (pained grunts) – [Voiceover] Hang
on, oh jeeze, oh man. Ow, oh my gosh, they’re huge
and they’re all over me. – [Coyote] Good? – [Voiceover] Yeah, dude,
they swarmed me bad. Jeeze they come at you so fast. – [Coyote] Oh wait hang
on, you’ve got a huge one on the back of your leg. Yup, even Mark took some
bites to make this episode. Whoa, that is a big
soldier ant right there. This species of ant only
bites, it does not sting. Which is good news for me, so my hands aren’t going
to end up like they did after the fire ants. Now, size to body weight ratio, this is one of the strongest
animals on the planet. Now, I’m told that these
mandibles are so powerful, they can cut through skin. I know you guys are curious as to just how powerful
those mandibles are. So what I’m gonna do today, is get chomped by
the leafcutter ant. If threatened, a soldier
will attack any invader. No matter how big or small,
with incredible force. Using sheer like
mandibles, they will bite and tear the victim apart. Showing absolutely no mercy. I don’t really mind
getting bitten by things, it’s stings that
are usually worse. But, uh, I’m looking at those
mandibles, and I’m thinking This guy’s probably
gonna break skin. For my own safety, and
the safety of the crew, We have chosen to perform this
experiment with a single ant. This scene is
incredibly graphic, never attempt what
you’re about to witness under any circumstances. Get ready, there will be blood. Alright, I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to
enter the strike zone, with the leafcutter ant. Here we go, ready? One. Two. Three. Ahh! (pained gasps) Yup, definitely breaking
through the skin there. Oh there’s like
little razor blades. I have an incredibly
high pain tolerance, so my goal was to
last 60 seconds, under the onslaught of bites. Can you see that? He’s popping holes
into my finger. Ow! These ants are intelligent, so
by moving from spot to spot, the ant was testing the
weakness of my flesh. Oh yeah, that hurts. He’s got me good right there. His mandibles cut through me, like a hot knife
slicing warm butter. And boy did it hurt. (grunts in pain) Oh man that hurts! Yup, definitely just
cut through the skin! Turn away if you are squeamish, this part is pretty crazy. Those little mandibles
are razor sharp. It is really tough to
just keep my hand still. And you can see the blood
is now starting to pour out. I could feel each
layer of skin cutting as the ant began to bury
it’s head into my finger. Ow, he’s burying his
head into my finger! The seconds seemed to
draw out like minutes, as beads of sweat
poured down my face. (pained grunts) Finally the ant decided I
wasn’t going to give in, and as it removed it’s mandibles
from the hole in my finger the challenge was
decidedly over. I had lasted over sixty seconds, in the jaws of a leaf cutter. Okay, I gotta take him off. – [Voiceover] Ooh, ew. – Gross. And my blood is already
starting to coagulate. But look at that. Holy cow, that is one
powerful little insect. My finger is
throbbing right now. And in my quest to find
the most powerful ant bite, and sting, I would
have to say that the leafcutter ant,
without question, is capable of slicing
through human skin. And on the ant power scale, I’m gonna rank this little
insect, as an eight. I can’t even imagine how bad
the bullet ant is gonna be. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild. We’ll see ya on
the next adventure. Whoa that hurts! Like all ants, the leafcutter
only attacks if threatened. And I’m sure you were thinking, “Coyote, are you taking these
ant challenges too far?” “Look at your finger, it
looks like a horror film.” To be honest, I had
no idea a single ant could do this much damage. (slow pained groans) So the moral of the story is, if you’re ever in Costa Rica, pay attention to
your surroundings. He’s popping holes
into my finger. Because the last place
you want to find yourself, is in a swarm of angry soldiers. If you thought this ant
challenge was extreme, make sure and go back and watch my painful encounter with
a mound of fire ants. And don’t forget, subscribe to join me and the
crew on this season of, Breaking Trail. (rumble) (birds chirping)

STUNG by a BULLET ANT!

STUNG by a BULLET ANT!


(slow instrumental music) – We have caught a bullet ant, and we have it in
the glass capsule, and right now Mark is filming
the final macro shots. And I am two, yes,
two minutes away from being stung by the
insect that supposedly has the most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. I think I’m gonna be fine, but ooo, guys, the heart
rate is goin’ today. This is it. (bold instrumental music) One…
(heavy breathing) Two… (heavy breathing)
Three. (grunting)
Ahhh! Ooo! It’s stuck in my arm! It’s stuck in my arm! Ahhh! (upbeat world music) (slow world music) Hidden within the darkness
of the Costa Rican rainforest a legend exists beneath
the ancient canopy. Indigenous people
refer to it as bala, which means bullet. It is rumored that just a
single sting from this animal is so excruciating that it feels as if one has been
shot with a gun. They say this creature is
not only to be avoided, but feared by all
who hear it’s name. Bala. (whispers) Bala. Over the course of the past year I have taken on the
challenge of being stung by some of the planets
most notorious insects. It all began with
harvester ants. A common species in the
southwestern United States, that hails as having
the most toxic insect venom in the world. I took around 60 stings, and walked away
mostly unscathed. They’re all over my
hands now, look at that! Ahh! (grunting) Ahh, there’s one on my neck! Next, I buried my hands
into a nest of fire ants. The pain was like
sticking your hands into a burning ring of fire. Ahh! Ow, ow, ow! The after math? One of my biggest regrets, as my hands were
swollen for a month, and permanently scarred
even till this day. One would think I
had gone far enough, and then we came
upon the velvet ant. Famous for having the
longest stinger in the world, it sent me into agonizing
pain for nearly 30 minutes. Ahh! (grunting) (heavy breathing) Okay, let me get back here! – [Cameraman] You alright? What are you feeling? – Gooo! (heavy breathing) Oh wow! My next challenge was
the tarantula hawk, which is ranked as the
second most painful sting in the insect kingdom. Here we go. (pacing instrumental music) Ahhh! Ahhh! (heavy breathing) – [Cameraman] You alright?
– Ahhh! The pain was so intense
that it put me on the ground with my arm in a
state of paralysis for nearly five minutes. Ahhh! I can’t move my arm! I was ascending the
sting pain index, and I could see the
peak of the mountain. It looked down at me
with black beady eyes, an alien looking creature
amongst all other animals, and a name that cast fear
into the hearts of men. But before I could
go flesh to stinger, first we needed to
find a bullet ant. Today is bullet
ant challenge day. I’m actually pretty
excited about this. As long as we could
find a bullet ant, I’m gonna get stung by one. So, guys keep your eyes peeled, these little ants
can be anywhere. Well, I guess they
aren’t really little. They’re probably about this big. So, let’s head down here
into the rainforest, and see if we could find one. – [Cameraman] Alright. – Believe it or not, bullet
ants are incredibly common on the Caribbean
side of Costa Rica. And setting the
stage for a sting was only going to
take a single one. It seems simple, however, finding them can be
quite the challenge, especially when dealing
with some of the most difficult filming conditions
we have ever faced. Oh boy, that is the disorienting
thing about the rainforest, everything looks the same no
matter what direction you turn. Mario! (man shouting in the distance) Yeah, alright, found him, ha! Got nervous there for a second. Let’s keep going. For days we scoured the jungle, traversed rushing rivers, fought torrential rainfall, and sloshed through what seemed
like a endless maze of mud. The goal was to find a creature
no longer than a needle, in a haystack that literally
spanned thousands of acres. It seems as if all was lost. Then finally, after
several days of searching, the sun came out and
fate took its course. I just saw an ant
up on the tree here. Come up really slow, this might be a nest. – [Mario] You think
you got a nest? – I mean, the ground
looks the same as it has in most of the jungle, but there is a hole here, I definitely saw a large ant
moving up on the side of that but before I just
storm up there. – [Mario] You just see
one or you see a few? – I saw one ant, one ant, but this looks like
there’s a hole right there. – [Mario] Where? – [Coyote] You see that, this
looks like it could be a nest. – [Cameraman] I
don’t see the hole. Keep pointing to it. Oh, I just saw it. – [Coyote] There’s one
coming out right there. – [Mario] I see it coming out. – He’s definitely right there. Let me see if I can
get him on the stick. There we go, there we go. – [Mario] You got him? – Ooo, it’s going
right towards my hand. That is a bullet ant
right there, hold on. I’m just gonna put
it in the container. Ooo! Ah! Oh! – [Mario] Mark, watch out. I think there is… – [Mark] I got one on me? – [Mario] I think so, man. I think they’re swarming. – We have definitely
found a bullet ant nest, there’s no question about it. I was in there trying
to get a single ant, and they started swarming out. Okay, this just went
from slightly dangerous to extremely dangerous
because there was one crawled up on my hand
and I just got startled, and I flicked it off of me. I need to go back to
get the container, we need to get an ant. (weary instrumental music) Alright, come on,
get on the stick. – [Mario] Got one. – [Coyote] My hand’s
shaking, I got one. Nope, it came off. (weary instrumental music) I got one, I got one. Back up, back up, back up. It’s goin’ right
towards my hand! Oh boy, it’s attacking
the tip of the stick. I’m gonna put it down
right here on the dirt! Ah! Alright, I’m gonna
get it in this cup. Got it! – [Mario] It walked right in! – Ha-Ha! Whoo! (laughs) Holy cow! Oh my gosh! Hold on wait, check your
legs, check your legs. – [Mario] See anything on me? – [Mark] No, you’re good. – Oh my gosh! (heavy breathing) If I was that nervous
just to catch the ant, I can’t imagine how
nervous I’m going to be to actually be stung by it. Awe, this is wild. Alright, let’s take the ant
down here into a flatter area, get the scene under control. It’s time to go through with
the bullet ant challenge. – [Mario] Let’s do it. – Whoo! Yes! Got our ant! (leery instrumental music) Guys, I don’t know, I
don’t know, I don’t know. We have caught a bullet ant, and we have it in
the glass capsule, and right now Mark is filming
the final macro shots, and I am two, yes,
two minutes away from being stung by the
insect that’s supposedly has that most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. Actually seeing the
bullet ant face to face, coyote pack, it is
unbelievably intimidating. I have a feeling
that it is going to be unbelievably painful, but I am ready. (deep breath)
This is it. We are here. This is Costa Rica, and
that ladies and gentlemen, dare I say it, is one
monster sized bullet ant. Alright, before
we get into this, let’s just go over
some basic safety. For everybody out
there watching, we have taken all the
proper medical precautions. What we have right here
is an epinephrin pen in case my body reacts
negatively to the venom. Now, I will note that
there are no reported cases of humans dying from the
sting of a bullet ant. – [Mark] Alright Coyote,
so what’s the game plan? What are you thinkin’ here? How are we gonna get you
stung by the bullet ant? – Yeah, how are we gonna get
me stung by the bullet ant? I love the that question Mark, I appreciate that. Okay, well this one is very
similar to the velvet ant. This is gonna go
down one of two ways. The first thing
that we’re gonna try is I’m gonna lift up
the glass capsule, and then we’re gonna
place it there. If it doesn’t sting me like that then I will use the forceps where I will pick it
up by it’s thorax, and just like the tarantula
hawk induce a sting. One way or another, there is no question about
it ladies and gentlemen, today I am going to be
stung by a bullet ant. – [Mark] Alright, it’s time. – GoPro rolling? We are rolling. Alright, now what I’m gonna do
is tip up the glass capsule, and then place the ant
down onto my forearm. Here we go. Mark, your shot good? – [Mark] Are you
sure about this? – Yep, no turning back now. Mario, ready? – [Mario] Ready. – [Mark] Let’s do it. – Here we go, ant on my skin. One… Two… This is it, no turning back. Three. (heavy breathing) Ant is on my forearm. Look at that. Okay, it’s just trying to
climb out of the glass. I don’t know if it’s realized
it’s actually on my arm. It is looking a
little bit agitated. I can feel the little legs
grabbin’ onto my skin, and right now it is just trying
to get out of the capsule. It’s thinking, “Okay,
something’s new.” They can probably sense
the heat of my skin, and also the smell of my skin. These ants can pick up
different pheromones. We’ll let it go a
few seconds longer. (heavy breathing) And I think similar
to the velvet ant that this ant is
gonna need to be held with forceps to induce a sting. Okay, I’m going to tip
the glass capsule back up, and get the ant under control. Are you ready? – [Mark] Yep. – One, two, control. Here we go. – [Mark] Whoo-hoo, awe man! – Dah! – [Mark] You alright? – I got the GoPro. – [Mark] Tell me what’s going
through your head right now. What was that like? – I’m lightheaded,
I’m lightheaded. Oh, the nerves that
that takes guys. When the ants were
coming out of the nest they were very very angry, and I think at this point
the ant has calmed down, and it’s just thinking, “Can I get out of
this glass capsule?” And I was not bitten,
I was not stung. So, what I’m gonna do
now is use the forceps to pick up the ant,
place it onto my forearm, and I’m going to take a sting. Here we go, are you ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. – GoPro is rolling. Okay, I am literally
at the summit of the insect sting pain index. So, what I’m gonna do
now is remove the glass. (heavy breathing) Ant is live, okay. It is out and active. I am going to now pick
it up with the forceps. Got it. (heavy breathing)
There we go. That right there is a perfect
hold right on the thorax, and wow, look at that, the
stinger is already flying. Does that give you
enough space there Mark to be able to see the stinger
as it goes into my arm? – [Mark] Yes sir. – We’ve got clear
visibility on the abdomen. Here we go. I’m going to move the little
wooden base out of the way. The glass capsule is
right here in frame. Forearm on the table. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to take on
the bullet ant challenge. Are you ready? – [Mark] Let’s do it. – One… (deep breath) Two… Oh my gosh, this is it. Three… Dah! Oh! Oh, it’s tuck in my arm! It’s stuck in my arm! Ooo! Gosh! The stingers
stuck in my arm look at that! Ooo! Okay, it’s off, it’s off! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Ooo! – [Mark] You alright? – Oh my God, it is really bad! Oh my gosh, I think it has
the tarantula hawk topped! (bold instrumental music) Gooo! – [Mark] You alright man? – Yep! Ho! Did you see that? The stinger was stuck into my
forearm right into the vein! There is the sting
insertion point right there. Oh my gosh! It is like, rrr, it’s hot! Oh, I can feel the venom
already right in my forearm! (heavy breathing) Ahh! (grunting) It is! It’s number one! Ahh! (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh! Oh, it’s burning more! It’s getting worse! Hold on, hold on, hold on! Ahh! Ahh!
(heavy breathing) Ah, my whole arm is
getting really tight. (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh, Mark, put
your arm out here! Just tell them, feel my forearm! – [Mark] Wow. – It is like rock hard, I think it’s spasming
up the muscle. Now, the toxin that
comes out of the sting of a bullet ant is
a poneratoxin toxin, which can cause
you to hallucinate, so I don’t know how much venom
actually went into my arm. All I know is that the
stinger was in my forearm for a considerable
amount of time. Ahhh! (grunting) Oh my gosh! Owe, oh! Dude, I think my neck is
having a muscle spasm too. My whole muscle structure
is like pounded right now. Ahh! What is that? Okay, that’s not good,
let’s keep an eye on that. My neck is like stiffening up. My entire arm feels like it’s
having a spasm right now. (heavy breathing) Okay. – [Mark] Is it getting
better or worse? – No, it’s worse, it’s
coming in waves of pain now. Oh my gosh! It is, hold on, I am
super light headed, like super light headed.
(heavy breathing) – [Mark] Do you need some water? – [Mario] You’re getting flush,
your face is turning red. And you’re getting
puffy under your eye. (heavy breathing) – I’m sweating
bullets right now. Bullets, bullets of sweat
from the bullet ant. Okay, I’m gonna try
to stay composed. We’re gonna have to cut
the scene pretty quickly. I’m in a lot of pain right now. Okay, at the moment, I am experiencing hot
radiating waves of pain. It feels as if someone has
stabbed me with a hot poker, and I can actually feel
the venom, it’s throbbing, it’s very similar to the
bite of the gila monster. When I was bitten by the gila
monster it was intense pain, and then it would reside, and then it would
return with a vengeance. This is…
(heavy breathing) At this point, the tarantula
hawk was already done hurting. This is gettin’ worse,
this is gettin’ worse. I don’t know if I’m gonna be
able to take this for 24 hours. (laughing) It pumped me full of venom. This is gonna be bad. It’s one thing to get tagged, and you know, to be,
“Ahh! I got stung!” It’s another thing to be like, I’m just hoping you
got that shot Mark where it was literally
latched on and stinging me. Ooo, I am sweating
bullets right now. It is humid, but
my body’s on fire. It’s been about 20
minutes since the sting, and look at my arm. It feels like it is on fire
about up to my shoulder, extremely painful
right in that region, it’s red, it is swollen, but I feel composed enough to
give you guys a proper outro. Now, they say that this pain
is gonna last for 24 hours, and my goodness, if it does,
I’m in for one wild day. But I think it goes
without question that the bullet ant
sting is the most painful that I have faced thus far on
the insect sting pain index. However, as some
of you may know, there are whispers
that there is possibly a more painful sting out there. The warrior wasp may challenge
the bullet ant’s claim at the peak of the
insect sting pain index. Am I gonna be willing to
take on that challenge, stay tuned, we’ll find out. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild! We’ll see you on
the next adventure! Whoo! What a day! As we returned this legendary
creature back to its colony, the insect was immediately
greeted by the other ants. Like a soldier who had
returned from a great battle, and who would perhaps
share its tale of the giant human it had
defeated with a single sting. And as I watched this
fearless gladiator disappear into the darkness, from my perspective I too felt
as if I had defeated a giant. A giant ladder I challenge
my self to climb, and we’ve all come to know as
the insect sting pain index. I am proud to say I made it, and when it comes to
the most painful sting in the insect kingdom, so far, it definitely belongs
to the bullet ant. It has been a long 24 hours. Now, they say that the bullet
ant is the 24 hour ant. My arm is still sore today. Guys, looks at my arm. I think the venom actually
scarred the skin right there. I don’t know if you
can see it on my face, I’m exhausted, barely
slept at all last night because my arm was
just pulsating. I could feel these hot waves
of pain going though it. I guess we’ll see where
it’s at in 48 hours. It’s still stinging now. Legends are born from
the stories we are told, and as they are passed down
from generation to generation they often times
become so grandiose they are nearly
impossible to believe. But when it comes to
the legend of bala, trust me when I say
the tales are true. If you thought the bullet
ant sting was intense, make sure to check
out the aftermath, and the steps I took
to immediately reduce
the searing pain. And don’t forget subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (bold world music)
(birds chirping)

Ouch, What Bit Me? | How to Identify Common Bug Bites? | Insect Bites Treatment

Ouch, What Bit Me? | How to Identify Common Bug Bites? | Insect Bites Treatment


everyone’s been bitten by insects like
mosquitoes ticks and bees sometimes knowing what kind of insect bit us can
be helpful to know how to lessen the pain swelling and Egeus with that in
mind we’re going to show you five of the most common insect bites their symptoms
and how they should be treated one mosquito bites
normally the area around the bite turns red and swells they can also cause minor
irritation and become a chief to relieve the urge to itch put a little lotion or
alcohol on the bite and massage the area however if you feel pain in your joints
fever swollen lymph nodes or other more severe symptoms you should see a doctor
immediately if that happens you might been bitten by a mosquito that was
carrying a dangerous poison to flea bites normally fleas leave three or four
red dots on your skin these little bumps can be really achieved so the first
thing you should do is apply calamine lotion or coconut oil to help with that
avoid scratching these areas so as not to damage your skin 3 bedbug bites
these little bugs are crafty and their bite can have different effects on
different people for example can be bitten and not feel anything others
however may suffer from an allergic reaction and experience swelling
itchiness and dermatitis you can wash the affected area with soap and water
but you should still make it a point to see a doctor for spider bites
technically spiders are not bugs they’re arachnids but we decided to include them
because spider bites are very common most of the time spider bites are
harmless but there are some exceptions such as the black widow or the brown
recluse whose bites can have serious consequences if a spider bites you wash
the area with soap and water next apply ice if the swelling continues
see a doctor immediately five tick fights tics are also not
insects just like spiders ticks arachnids
they are normally found on horses dogs and cats they are so dangerous that
their bite could cause serious diseases such as Lyme disease tick bites leave a
large red ring on your skin first you must remove the tick with a pair of
tweezers don’t put any oil on the affected area and keep it away from heat
all you need to do is wash your skin with soap and water then go see a doctor
to make sure you don’t have any major diseases

STUNG by a TARANTULA HAWK!

STUNG by a TARANTULA HAWK!


– If the bullet ant
is the grand finale on my quest to find
the most painful sting in the insect kingdom, the tarantula hawk is
definitely the last act. And right now Mark is
shooting B roll of it inside this little
glass enclosure. And boy, it does not look happy. (intense buzzing) Now they say that the
sting of the tarantula hawk is number two on the
insect sting pain index. It’s like being
stunned with a tazer and they say it puts
you into a state of paralysis for
up to five minutes where all you can do is scream. As you can tell, we’re
pretty excited about this. – [Mark] All right Coyote. (deep breathing) You okay, man? Your heart racing? – A million miles a second. This is the most
nervous I’ve ever been to take a stinger
bite from anything. My hand is shaking. Are you guys all ready? – [Mark] Oh yeah, I’m
ready if you’re ready. – I’m ready, I’m ready. Here we go. I’m Coyote Peterson. And I’m about to
enter the sting zone with the tarantula hawk. – [Mark] Go for it. – One. (exhaling) Two. Here we go, three. (screaming) (drum beat) (roaring) I think we can all
agree that I have done some pretty crazy things. Like the time where
I stuck my arm into the mouth of an alligator, to show you why getting
an alligator as a pet is not a good idea. Ready, everyone ready? Rolling, GoPro rolling. Here we go. One. Two. Three.
(screaming) Ooh yeah, he is into my arm and he is holding on. Then there was the time
I put that same arm into a container full
of blood sucking leaches to show you what it’s like to be feasted on by
one of the world’s most notorious parasites. Look at that. They are all over me. Oh, I can definitely
feel something happening. It feels like sandpaper
grinding against my skin. You guessed it, they
drank a lot of blood. And it’s all about the
amount of anti-coagulant that actually went into my hand. I may be bleeding for
hours at this point. Oh yeah, then there
was that time I took a sting from the velvet ant. Which is ranked as
having the fourth most painful sting in
the insect kingdom. (dramatic music) (yelping) (groaning) Oh my gosh, guys,
this is super bad. Like I said, I do some
pretty crazy things. But the reason I do
them is so we can learn about these animals, the dangers of their
bites or stings, and so that ultimately
we walk away with a newfound
respect for some of the coolest creatures on our planet. (screaming) Aah! (groaning) Oh that hurts. Ow! Ah! (screaming) Ah, can you see that? (deep breathing) Oh man, this was not a good
idea, ladies and gentlemen. Woo doggy. However, in order to be a
part of these experiments, I have to first get myself
up close with the animals. And sometimes that’s
easier said than done. – [Man] Careful! He’s gonna get it. I think he sees it. Oh. What happened? Go, go, go! (hollering) What’s wrong, did you catch it? – Yeah, I caught it. Oh, but the bad news is, I caught something else, too. – Oh my goodness. That is the worst cholla
spike I’ve ever seen. – Oh, hold on a second. Hold on, hold on, I
don’t wanna get stung by a tarantula hawk. – [Man] They’re
all over you, man. (screaming) – Hold on a second, let
me get this under control. – [Man] Oh my gosh. Did you get the
tarantula hawk, at least? – I did, I did, I caught
the tarantula hawk. – [Mark] You nervous? – [Coyote] Do I look nervous? – [Mark] Yep. – Yeah, guys, I am
the most nervous I have ever been before one of
these bite or sting episodes. As we know, yesterday I
made this awesome catch. I caught a tarantula hawk
and I was so excited. And then I fell into
a cholla cactus. (screaming) And then I realized
what I had done. I set the table for today where I’m going to be stung by a giant spider wasp. Now, the tarantula
hawk is the second most painful sting in
the insect kingdom. The only thing more
painful than this is the bullet ant and
I felt that to work my way up the rungs of
experiencing these painful insect stings, I kind of had to
see what it was like to be stung by a tarantula
hawk before I actually take on the bullet
ant challenge. Woo, deep breath. All right, let’s
bring in the wasp. Oh boy, this is gonna be bad. Oh. – [Man] Oh boy. – Oh my goodness. – [Man] That’s a big one. – That is the largest
species of wasp in the United States,
ladies and gentlemen. Now, you look at this insect
and you say to yourself, tarantula hawk, well
it’s not a tarantula and it’s not a hawk. But like a hawk they
hunt for tarantulas. What these females will do
is fly around in the sky and they can actually
sense chemicals in the air that will tell them where a
tarantula’s burrow exists. They will land on the ground, skitter across, and go
down into the burrow. They will use their front
arms to tempt that tarantula to come up out of its burrow. And that is where a
boxing match begins. The tarantula hawk will
dodge left and right, taunting that tarantula
until it rears up on its back legs and
exposes its fangs. Now, you would think that
tarantula is going to bite down and kill
the tarantula hawk. Not gonna happen. This hawk is so quick, she will spin her
abdomen up underneath the belly of the tarantula, insert that quarter
inch stinger, and the venom will
instantly put that tarantula into a state of paralysis. Now, the tarantula is not dead. It’s just like this. (groaning) I’m in intense pain
and I cannot move. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is where the true
horror story begins. It’s in a state of
paralysis and the female pulls the tarantula back
down into its burrow and there, she proceeds to lay
an egg on top of its abdomen. She then leaves the burrow and the tarantula is left there, still alive and in a
permanent state of paralysis. Eventually that egg hatches, and the larvae then
eats the tarantula while it’s still alive. How’s that for one
crazy horror story? Okay, so they say that the
sting from the tarantula hawk is so painful it
will put even a human into a state of paralysis
for about five minutes. I know what you’re thinking. Coyote, this is
absolutely crazy. Do you wanna know what
Coyote’s thinking right now? This is absolutely crazy. But I think if you
guys are ready, I am ready to be stung
by the tarantula hawk. Here we go guys. Chance, bring in
that butterfly net. I’m gonna lift this up. We’re going to actually
place the capsule inside of the butterfly
net just like that. Lift it up and I have a set of entomology forceps here. See that? And these have a very soft tip. I’m gonna be able
to pick up the wasp with these forceps. What I’m gonna do first
is reach my arm in there and remove the glass capsule. Once the glass capsule’s out, the net will fall
down on the wasp and I’ll be able to insert
the forceps in there, pick up the wasp, and remove it from the net. Okay, ready, here we go. – [Mark] The butterfly
net is here to try to prevent the wasp
from flying away. – Yes. [Mark] Because how hard was it to catch this wasp? – Extremely difficult. We’ve been trying for days
to catch one of these. And it was a very painful
experience to get it based on the fact that I fell into the cholla, okay,
ready, here we go. You ready? – [Mark] I’m ready. – I’m removing
the glass capsule. Trying not to disturb the wasp. Okay, this is good. – [Mark] Part one, successful. – Part one is good, I’m
gonna remove the stick. Stick is out. Okay, now I’m going to
fold this over like that. – [Mark] This is the
last little break between you and being stung, what’s going through your mind? (deep breath) – What’s going through my
mind is don’t get stung right now just through the net. I have to get it perfectly
with the entomology forceps. If I don’t get it
right on its thorax, we can’t make this happen. – [Mark] I don’t know, man, I think you’re kind of stalling. – I’m not stalling. Trust me, I’m not stalling. Oh boy. – [Mark] Careful. Oh boy. – Got it. – [Mark] Oh boy. – [Coyote] That is the
position that we want. – [Mark] Oh boy, okay, so we gotta hurry
up and do this. – That is a perfect
hold right there. Now, before, look how
much my hand is shaking. Hold on. (mumbling) Okay, we’ve got a
really good hold. – [Mark] Wow, look at
that abdomen going. – I got a really
good hold on her. It took me a minute
to get the right hold but the right hold
is what is important. Now, I do have the
glass capsule right here so I’m hoping that I
have the wherewithall after the sting to
quickly pick up the glass enclosure and put it
back over top of the wasp so it doesn’t escape
and we can get some more bebo shots with it. But, guys, do be aware
that if I do immediately go into a state of paralysis, just let the wasp fly away. Don’t try to grab it,
don’t do anything. It will be back into the wild
and everything will be fine. – [Mark] All right, Coyote. You okay, man? Your heart racing? – A million miles a second. This is the most
nervous I’ve ever been to take a stinger
bite from anything. My hand is shaking. Are you guys all ready? – [Mark] Oh yeah, I’m
ready if you’re ready. – I’m ready, I’m ready. Okay, here we go. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the tarantula hawk. – [Mark] Go for it. – One. (deep breath) Two. Here we go, three. (screaming) (groaning) – [Mark] You all right? (groaning) (screaming) – Oh my gosh! Ow! (screaming) – [Mark] Tell me
what you’re feeling? – I can’t move my arm. (groaning) (heavy breathing) That is the most intense
pain I’ve ever felt. Don’t think I can talk. (groaning) (wincing) – [Mark] Are you okay, man? I’m getting nervous. Are you feeling anything like, do we need to be worried? – No, I just can’t move my arm. I think I’m gonna cry. Coyote Peterson doesn’t
cry though, right? (groaning) It is, it’s like my arm
is in a state of paralysis right now. Aah.
(groaning) – [Mark] Do you need anything? – Right there. Oh wow. Oh wow. Aah. Argh. – [Mark] It looks like
your arm is swollen up. (groaning) – Oh, second wave of pain! (groaning) (heavy breathing) It’s actually receding
at this point. Ah, wow. (heavy breathing) That zone right there is
a hot, radiating pain. And you can see the stinger, where it went in right there, that red mark, I’ve read
that it’s like getting tazed with a tazer gun. I’ve never been tazed before, but I can tell you that the
pain is unbelievable right now. All up and down my forearm. Wow, I actually
slightly liken it to the gila monster
at this point, it feels really hot. Really, really hot. Ah, ah hot to the touch. Wow, it’s, push it, see if my arm is warm to you. – [Mark] Oh yeah,
it’s all really, it’s like really hot. – Oh, let me walk
around for a second. Oh. Ah. Okay, okay. Let’s come back
into the scene here. Ah, ah you little bugger. Ah, I am lightheaded
at the moment but the sting from the
tarantula hawk is serious. I can see why it’s
ranked as a two on the insect sting pain index. And at this juncture, I
think it’s safe to say that I have worked
my way up the ladder and I’m ready for the
bullet ant challenge. I know you are all waiting
in anticipation for that one. Trust me, it’s coming. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. Stay wild, we’ll see you
on the next adventure. All right, let’s
let this go back off into the desert. We safely release
the tarantula hawk back into the wild
and as it flew away I think we were
all a bit relieved that this sting was
over and done with. And while the
impact of the sting and the intensity of the pain was far superior to
that of the velvet ant, it only lasted for
about five minutes. I had no major
adverse reactions, however, my arm was sore
for the rest of the day. And 24 hours later, it looked like a water balloon and it really itches. And I really shouldn’t
itch it but ah, that feels so good. The tarantula hawk is
an extraordinary insect. And while their
sting is powerful, they have no interest
in stinging humans. If you ever see one in the wild, admire it from a safe distance, as you have absolutely
nothing to fear. That is, unless you
are a tarantula. Have you ever wondered
how to properly care for an insect sting? If so, make sure to check
out this behind the adventure and don’t forget to subscribe so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. Oh, that may be the best
feeling I have had all day. (sighing)