DEADLIEST SPIDER BITE!


– [Coyote] You ready? – [Cameraman] Oh,
spider, huge spider! Right there right there,
Oh, whoa. right there, right there.
Is that a tarantula? – [Coyote] No no no no no. I think that’s a
funnel web spider. – Okay, a bite from this
is potentially lethal. I’m just gonna set that down
and see if I can coax it. It’s in, it’s in
there, it’s in there. (highly energetic music) Australia’s arguably the most dangerous continent
in the world. I’m sure that as your
imagination begins to run wild, you are likely
thinking about being snatched from a river’s
edge and eaten alive by a giant Saltwater Crocodile. Or perhaps you are envisioning
how terrifying it would be if you were to stumble
upon and be bitten by one of it’s incredibly
venomous snakes, like the Eastern Brown. However, it’s not
only the reptiles that you need to be weary off. Tonight we are exploring
just outside of Sydney, the most densely populated
city in Australia, which also happens to be home to the world’s deadliest spider,
the Sydney Funnel Web. Armed with a set
of massive fangs, and an incredibly toxic
venom, just a single bite from this spider has the
ability to kill a human. Sounds terrifying, yet these
spiders are rather illusive and tend to avoid
humans at all cost. In fact, they can be
rather difficult to find, as building their silk
lined, funnel shaped burrows under rocks or in rotting logs keeps them hidden
and out of sight. Ooh, covered in ants,
watch out for that. Let’s go on the back
side of this tree. There’s some logs
to flip over here. So, unless you’re like me
and are flipping over debris in the environment, your
odds of encountering one are pretty unlikely. You ready? Lift this up. Oh, spider, huge spider. Right there, right there,
Oh, Whoa. right there, right there.
Is that a tarantula? No, no, no, no, no, I think
that’s a Funnel Web Spider. Right there, just came out
from underneath that log. Look at it’s
abdomen, right there. Holy cow, that’s definitely
a Funnel Web Spider. Hold on, I need to get
it in this container. Oh my gosh, did you see? It’s a good thing I picked up
the log from the other side. It was just burrowed
right underneath there. – [Cameraman] That’s a
tiny container, dude. That looks too big
to be a Funnel Web. – [Coyote] No, no,
no, it definitely is. Look at the front of it’s body. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. – [Coyote] Wow, that
spider’s so big, I don’t think it’s going
to fit in this container. Mario, you have that bigger jar? – [Mario] Yeah, I think might
have one in my backpack. Hang on. – [Coyote] Let me see
if I can peel back some of these grasses.
It looks like a tarantula but, Ooh, it’s moving, hurry up. – [Mario] I understand, here. – [Coyote] Okay, bite from
this is potentially lethal. I’m just going to set that
down and see if I can coax it. I’m going to try to coax it
right into the container. Now they cannot jump but
they will lunge forward. Oh, it’s in, it’s
in there, it’s in. There we go. Wow, look at that.
Oh yeah. That is 100 percent
a Funnel Web Spider. – [Cameraman] That is a big one. – Wow, we can not
miss getting this up close for the cameras. Okay, let me grab my bag and
let’s head up to those rocks. Wow, that is without
question a Funnel Web Spider. The question that remains
is what species is it? I want to find a
good, flat open rock. – [Cameraman] How about
that one right there? – This? Yeah.
Yeah, that looks pretty. – [Cameraman] Or that
one. Is that better? – Yeah, that’s a
little bit better. Let’s see if it will just
sit on top of the rocks if it’s just like this. – [Cameraman] Yeah, I
like this, this is good. – Wow. – [Cameraman] Let’s have a look. – That is intimidating. It does, it looks
like a tarantula. I know you said,
“Is it a tarantula? “You sure it’s a
Funnel Web Spider?” 100 percent certain it’s
a Funnel Web Spider. One of the ways that you can
identify this species as such is they have a very
bald cephalothorax. Now, they do have hairs on
their legs, and on the abdomen, but that is how you can
recognize a Funnel Web Spider, and that’s the perfect
sort of place to find them. Underneath logs
where they can wait and ambush for their prey. Now, they will also,
obviously, be inside of burrows with those little funnel web
systems, and whoa, am I glad that I picked up the log
from the end that I did. Now, my fingers didn’t
tuck underneath the log. I was on the top side
and that’s why you always pick up a log from an
area that you can see, because if you tuck
your fingers underneath, you grapple onto that
spider, and you take a bite, you are on your way to the
hospital, without question. Okay, now, I know it’s probably
kind of tough to see it inside of this container, so
let me see if I can take it out and place it on the rock here, and let’s get some
shots with you. Are you ready for that? – [Cameraman] Okay,
let me help the guys break out the light real quick. – Okay,
It’s getting dark. We’re losing light here. (dramatic music) Alright guys, we have
the lights set up now, and in the lights, the
spider is even more intimidating looking. You can see the sheen on the
legs and the cephalothorax. Ah, it’s already cast
a little bit of webbing inside the container
there, and uh, I think if you guys are ready, let’s take it out
of the container and see if it will just hold
it’s ground here on the rock. Now, this is an extremely
aggressive spider species, and often times, they won’t run, but what they will do is rear up and show you those fangs,
and those front legs. Okay.
We have to be very cautious. Yeah, I’m just going to
gently tilt this down like this, and let’s
see if it will crawl out and just stop right
there, here we go. Okay, see if I can
get it to stay still. Ooh, you stay, you
stay, you stay. Actually, maybe I’ll do this. It seems to be more comfortable
inside the container. – [Cameraman] Yeah,
that works for me. How about you, Mario?
Okay. This is such a dangerous spider. I mean, even more so
than a wandering spider. – [Cameramen] Ohh.
Okay. Look at those hooked legs,
allowing it to hold on to the edge of the container. Let me see if I do
this, maybe if I put the container over
top of it, and give it just a second to
stay right there. Now, one reason that
the bite it so bad is that because when they
bite, their fangs are so long, they actually will
hook into you, hold on, and continue
to pump venom. And it’s not like a Black
Widow or a Red Back Spider where they might give
you a warning bite. A bite from this spider
species is full on, as much venom as I can inject. Okay, let’s try this. Everybody got a decent
shot on the spider? There you have it, wow,
and just for scale. Look at how big that
spider is next to my hand. Not taking my eyes
off of the arachnid. That is definitely as close
as I feel like I can get. Alright Mark, let’s try this, I’m going to try to present it from just it’s still
position, right there, and like all spider species,
you see those very defined eight legs, but they also have
very long pedipalps upfront and that helps them to
grapple on to their prey, and when they rear up,
they show those fangs, and their fangs are
incredibly long. Longer, in some
cases, than even some of the snake species
here in Australia. Now, one of the reasons that
this spider is considered so dangerous, is because
they can often times be found in residential areas. The Sydney Funnel Web
specifically is often times found right in
people’s backyards. That’s why they tell
you if you’re out there working in the garden, make
sure you have on gloves. You can be tilling up
dirt, accidentally grab one of these things, it bites
you on the tip of the finger, and you may be seeing symptoms
in as few as 15 minutes. Now, the immediate bite, you’re
definitely going to notice. The fangs are long
enough to draw blood, but immediately you’ll feel
throbbing in your finger, and shortly after,
you’ll start to feel a tingling in your
mouth and lips. Now, if you’re bitten
by one of these spiders, you want to apply compression
to the entire arm. So, let’s say you’re bitten
on the top of your finger, put compression straps up
the length of your arm. That will help slow the movement of the venom into your body. Wow, that is impressive. Now, there are around
40 recognized species of Funnel Web Spider, with
one of the most dangerous being the Sydney Funnel
Web, and I can’t identify exactly if this is
a Sydney or not, but what we do want to do
is actually take this spider back with us into civilization. Where we want to go is the
Australian Reptile Park. They are, oh, it’s moving. The Australian Reptile
Park is the one place in Australia where they
actually extract venom from these spiders
and then in turn build an antivenom for
people that are bitten. So, this spider that
we found right here, might actually be used
to save some lives. How cool is that?
Awesome. I think the best thing to
do now is put a cap on this, place it in my pack,
and call it a night. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Alright, we are
taking this spider to the Australian Reptile Park. Wow, what a find! Australia’s home to a collection
of dangerous arachnids, from the Red Back,
to the Huntsmen, and ultimately the Funnel Web. This beautiful continent is
crawling with venomous spiders. Catching a Funnel Web
Spider is something I had always hoped to do, and
now with one in my possession, it was time that the crew and I headed to the
Australian Reptile Park. Famous for being the only
sanctuary of it’s type in Australia, they’re
renowned for their spider and snake venom milking program. Will our spider’s venom be
used to save human lives? Stay tuned for the
fascinating conclusion as I get dangerously close
to this creepy arachnid. And don’t forget, subscribe so
you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. Things are about
to get dangerous. (animal noises)

STUNG by a GIANT HORNET!


(intense music)
(buzzing) – I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to enter
the sting zone with the Japanese Giant Hornet. One, two, here we go, three. One, two, here we go, three. One, two, here we go, three. (suspenseful music) Oh searing pain! Absolute searing pain! (intense jungle music) (lion roars) There are moments
we have brought you on the Brave Wilderness
channel that the world will never forget. (grunts) Oh it’s stuck in my arm,
it’s stuck in my arm. (yelling and grunting) Then there are the moments that we know the
world is waiting for. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m about to
enter the sting zone with the executioner
wasp, here we go. But before we get there, first, I must face one
more horrific sting. Ah!
(grunts) The Tottori Prefecture is one of the most remote
stretches of wildnerness in all of Japan. And mysteriously hidden deep within it fog
covered mountains, a world of giants stalk
this ancient landscape. For days we searched in
every place possible. Yet much to our chagrin, it seemed as an encounter with
Japan’s most notorious insect would allude us. Then in our second to
last day in country, when it seemed as if
all hope was lost, the very encounter I
had been searching for presented itself in the
form of a giant hornet. (gasps) Hornet, hornet, hornet,
hornet, hornet, hornet, right there, right
there, right there, right on the edge of that weed, look at that, it’s huge, right there, right
there, right there. (suspenseful music) Got it, hornet! Hornet, giant hornet 100%. – [Cameraman] You caught one? – [Coyote] Yes, yes, yes,
yes, yes, hold on a second. Yes, right there, right
there, right there. – [Cameraman] Dude you got it. – Got it, hold on I’m
gonna put this Go-Pro down. – [Cameraman] Wow
that is a big hornet! – Where is it, where
is it, hold on. – [Cameraman] It’s right
here, it’s right here. – Right there, right
there, right there. Let me trap it up against
the front of the net. – [Cameraman 2] Where is it? – It’s tangled up
within all these plants. – [Cameraman]
Mario, look at that. – [Cameraman 2]
Where, where, where? – [Coyote] Look, look, look, it’s biting right
through the net. – [Cameraman 2] You
can barely see it. – Here let’s do this, I
gotta get it in the capsule. – [Cameraman 2] Let’s
get it in the capsule. – [Coyote] Hold on
a second, here, uh. – [Cameraman 2]
Do you need help? – Hold the end of that,
hold the end of that. Ah!
(mischievous laughter) Yeah you guys will be
able to see a lot better if I get it into here,
hold on a second. I don’t wanna get
stung through the net. Okay, opp. (suspenseful music) I almost got it. – [Cameraman] You’re
sure it’s a giant. – I’m 100% certain
dude, it’s huge, there’s no way this
is anything else. Look at it, it’s
biting onto the net. Probably chew right
through there if it could. – [Cameraman] Hasn’t stung yet. – Got it, got it, got
it, got it, got it. – [Cameraman 2] Let’s
take a look at it. – Look at that, that is it, yep. – [Cameraman] You got one! Man! – How about that right? Oh my goodness, look
at how big it is, my hand is shaking. – [Cameraman] How’d you find it? – It was just on top of
the plants, I saw it, it was about ready to
take off and I was like, (gasps) I don’t know if I got
the shot on the Go-Pro, just dropped it into the dirt, I just had to make
sure that I got it. I swiped down right on
top of those plants, got the plants, and got the
hornet at the same time. It is huge. Wow. I guess that’s why they
call it the giant hornet. Man, okay, well, we’re
starting to lose light, but we definitely still
have time to get the scene. Let’s hike back up this
way, find a flat spot. Yes! We have got the
Japanese giant hornet! Man! Ho yeah! (suspenseful music) There it is, the
Japanese giant hornet. And I would say the giant
is an understatement. Not since the tarantula hawk have we encountered a
more intimidating insect. Look at that beast. From its head to its thorax, down its legs, which end
in grappling hooked feet, and then of course, that
enormous pulsating abdomen. Everything about
this creature screams run in the other direction. Yet here we are, on the door
step of the executioner wasp. And what we’re gonna
find out today, is just how painful the sting
of this hornet really is. Now on the insect sting
pain index it only ranks as a two, can you believe that? On a scale of one to
four, this is only a two. Maybe its bark is
bigger than its bite. Or in this case I
should say its sting. Today, I’m going to be stung by the largest
hornet in the world. Alright, what we’re gonna do now is get a couple of
really cool B-roll shots, I’m gonna walk around,
address the Coyote Pack, and then, we’re gonna
enter the sting zone. (deep exhale) I am nervous. The Japanese giant hornet
is considered to be one of the largest stinging
insects in the world. This nightmarish creature is armed with a 6.25
millimeter stinger and it injects a venom
known as mandaratoxin in a high dosage that
can destroy tissue and attack the nervous
system of its victim. And while a single sting
is not likely to be deadly, over 30 people die
every year in Japan from taking multiple stings. (grunts) In most cases, these
deaths come as a result of anaphylactic shock. But no matter how
you break it down, this sting is
incredibly dangerous. (deep breath) That is a big hornet. That is a huge hornet. The biggest hornet on
the face of the planet. And I have a feeling
that the sting is going to be intense. Now it’s rumored that the sting
of this insect can kill you. Guys, a single sting
is not going to kill me unless I go into
anaphylactic shock. Now if you were to be
swarmed by 30 or 40 bees, and be stung repetitively, yes, there is a good chance
that you will die. Now I’ve also heard that
the venom is going to cook a hole in my arm. (deep breath) Not exactly looking
forward to that, but, it all depends on how my
body reacts to the venom. Everybody reacts differently, you guys have to remember that. So, I’m gonna go
through with this. I know a lot of you
are probably running to the comments section
right now saying Coyote you don’t
have to do this, you don’t have to do this, I do have to do this. We have climbed the
insect sting pain index, and this is the only
one guys, the only one that I think we just have to
find out how bad that sting is. It’s so big, it’s such
a dominant character throughout all of
Japanese culture, and certainly when it comes to
the insect sting pain index, I don’t think that we can
leave this stone unturned. So if you guys are ready,
I think the crew is ready. It is time to enter
the sting zone with the Japanese giant hornet. (deep breath) Here we go. (heavy breathing) Warning, never attempt to
recreate the following scene as a sting from the giant
hornet has the potential to be lethal. Alright guys, this is it, the moment that you
all showed up for. Now before we go
through with the sting, first let’s talk a little
bit about the safety. We do have an
epinephrine pen with us. Now a single sting from this
hornet should not kill me. However, like most stings, you can go into
anaphylactic shock. It just depends how your
body reacts to the venom. I should be just fine. I will experience
some pain, discomfort, potentially some pretty
extreme swelling, but I shouldn’t die
from a single sting. I do have my etymology
forceps with me, what we’re gonna do is get
the insect into the net and then I’m gonna
get it under control. Same way we’ve done all the
sting videos in the past, are you guys ready? – Sounds good, are
you ready to do this? – [Coyote] Here we go. – Alright. – Alright, net coming up. This is probably one
of the most risky bits, we do not want to
lose the hornet, and I do not want to
get stung too early. Okay I’m gonna
gently stand up here, put the basin of the capsule
at the bottom of the net, alright, and hornet is
going live inside the net. Let me get the platform out. Here we go, platform
is out of the net. And, come on guy, out you go. And, come on guy, out you go. Alright, hornet is out of
the capsule, there we go. (sighs) Okay, so I’m gonna
keep the capsule close, you guys know the
goal is to always get the capsule back
on top of the insect before it flies away, place that there
for just a second, and now it gets intense. I have to figure out the best
way to pick up this giant. I want to grab right onto
the back of its thorax behind the wings so
I have full control. Alright, you guys
got a good shot? Alright, I’m gonna slightly
have to maneuver myself just a little bit here. Ooo, it is not happening,
this is one angry hornet. Hold on, hold on, got it. (suspenseful music) Oh it’s turning,
hold on a second. (deep sigh) My hand is shaking. (grunts) Control your nerves Coyote,
control your nerves. My heart is racing a
million miles a second and I can’t keep my hand still, I’ll have grab onto
the insect, hold on. Ah, the hornet is actually
biting onto the forceps. (suspenseful music) Okay, I’ve got it, I’ve
got it, perfect hold, that’s what we want. (sighs) Wow, alright, everyone just
take a moment to soak this in, that is an enormous hornet. Look at its abdomen pulsating. You look at the mandibles,
those are used for chomping. I think I may also take a bite
during this video as well, which I’m kind of afraid of, and if you zoom in on the legs, you can see that they
have these little hooks, they almost look
like grappling hooks, and one thing that
also scares me there is the chance it’s
gonna latch onto my arm, and sting more than once. I can’t stop my
hand from shaking. I haven’t been this nervous
since the tarantula hawk. – [Cameraman] Sure
you wanna do this? – Yeah, there’s no
turning back now. Alright, you guys ready? – [Cameraman] Ready if you are. – I’m Coyote Peterson,
and I’m about to enter the sting zone with
Japanese giant hornet. (suspenseful music) One, two, here we go, three. One, two, here we go, three. One, two, here we go, three. (suspenseful music) (loud yell) Oh, the stinger’s
stuck in my arm. (loud grunt) (painful noises) – [Cameraman] How bad is it? – Oh man, wave of
dizziness really quick. (loud yelling) Oh, searing pain,
absolute searing pain. There’s where the stinger
went in right there, did you guys see how
slow the sting was? – I see blood. (painful yelling) Oh my gosh. (painful yelling and grunting) Oh my gosh. – [Cameraman] I know
it’s tough to describe, but you gotta
describe it for us. – Okay, okay, okay, okay. My hand is completely seized
up and locked in place. This is like the tarantula hawk, look at the swelling that’s
beginning to form on my arm, forearm is incredibly total, only about 45
seconds have gone by. – [Cameraman] Careful
not to go over this cliff edge by the way. Let’s move over there. – Back up, back up,
back up, back up. (painful yelling) – [Cameraman] You gotta tell
us if you’re in trouble. Are you gonna be okay? – When the stinger
went into my arm, I had this like wave, like a wave came over me
and I got super dizzy, almost didn’t feel
what was happening, and then the pain just
was like immediate, immediately searing. (slow motion yell) (grunting) – [Cameraman] Look at your
arm, oh my gosh, look at that, look at that. Wow, you are
swelling like crazy. He’s swelling up bad. (loud grunt) Hang on a second, let’s put a circle around
where the swelling’s at to see the progression of it. This is the outer, and then that is the immediate
right there. (loud grunting) – Oh man, not a two, far
surpasses the tarantula hawk. Far surpasses the
tarantula hawk. (grunting) Here, here, here, look at this, if I turn my arm sideways, look at the welt on my. (grunting) Okay, can’t touch near it, sharp shooting pain
if I touch near it. – [Cameraman] Wow. – Oh my gosh. – I [Cameraman] I can
see that your wrist is starting to swell, do you
wanna take your watch off? Need help? – I got it, I got it, I got it. Ah. (loud grunting) No relief yet. It’s just a matter of
harnessing the pain, controlling the level of pain, and, rolling around
on the ground and screaming at this point really isn’t doing me any good. Alright, let’s cut
cameras and come back in about five minutes. Let me get a drink of water. (suspenseful music) – [Cameraman] Alright man, well,
I can definitely see that– – [Coyote] Don’t touch it. – [Cameraman] I’m not,
I’m not gonna touch it. I just wanna show
everyone at home, the swelling has
completely gone outside of these initial marks, I mean, and I don’t think you’re
out of the woods yet, I think that’s gonna
swell a whole lot worse. Yeah, we are only 20
minutes in a this point. 20 minutes since that stinger went deep into my forearm. You can see the discoloration
in my skin there, the massive goose
egg that has formed, the venom has worked
its way up my arm. – [Cameraman] Can
you show us the lump, can you hold you arm up at all? Oh my goodness. Wow. – I’m sure you guys
wanna know how this feels as compared to some of
the other tops insects on the sting index. It blows the cow killer out
of the water, no comparison. It definitely trumps
the tarantula hawk. And we’re talking blood ant, I would definitely say that
at this point it is on par and in just one month, the episode you have
all been waiting for, the sting of the
executioner wasp will determine who the true
kind of sting really is. We’re gonna monitor this
sting for the next 24 hours, and see what happens, I can promise you this much, I’ve got a world of pain ahead
of me for the next few hours. Alright, let’s get an outro and get back down to
civilization, you ready? I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, (sighs)
stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. Oh that was a bad one. (suspenseful music) The hours following
my brutal sting we’re some of the most
painful I have ever faced and my arm continued
swelling to nearly double its normal size. The trauma that my
mind and body endured, today seemed like a blur, yet when we look back, there is a strange
similarity to the scenario I faced with a bullet ant. Both insect’s stingers became lodged in my arm, and as a result they put me
with a higher dosage of venom than I had originally
intended to take. When I compare the
stings side by side, I am completely
honest when I say that the Japanese giant hornet is an overall more intimidating and overall more painful
sting than the bullet ant. Absolute searing pain. (grunting) – [Cameraman] You alright man? – Yep. There’s no question about it, through my personal experience, the Japanese giant
hornet ranks as a four on the insect sting pain index, and in this very moment, I consider it to be the most
painful sting in the world. But will it be able to
hold onto its prized title as the king of sting? Stay tuned, we all know,
what’s coming next. Hey Coyote Pack, are you excited for the
conclusion to my climb up the insect sting pain index? If so, learn more
about these thrilling and painful adventures
in my new book The King of Sting, it swarms into
bookstores November 27th, but you can preorder
your copy today. Look for the link in
the description below. And don’t forget, subscribe! Then click the notification bell so you can join me and the crew
on the next wild adventure. I’ve never seen this
species before guys, so we are actually going to
take it back to base camp, we’re gonna have
to look this up. (animal calls)

Warrior Wasp Adventure!

Warrior Wasp Adventure!


(creepy music) – I just know that if
this is more painful than the Bullet Ant, it’s
gonna be one, rough evening for Coyote Peterson. (mellow music) What I’m gonna try to do is
see if I can get Harvester Ants on my hands and let them bite
and sting me for 60 seconds. If you guys want me to be stung
by the Bullet Ant someday, I think you have to
walk before you can run. (grunts) Ah, there’s
one in my neck. Mario, get the one off my neck. (suspenseful music) This is crazy guys,
this is crazy. My nerve’s going this
much for the Velvet Ants. I can’t imagine what
the Tarantula Hawk
and the Bullet Ant are gonna be like. Ow. (grunts) Oh my gosh, guys. It’s super bad. You could feel, go all
the way under the skin. This is the worst
sting I’ve ever taken. There’s no question ’bout it. It’s worse than a Harvester
Ant, it’s worse than a Fire Ant. Now they say that the
sting of a Tarantula Hawk, it’s like being
stunned with taser, all you can do is scream. (dramatic music) Ah. I can’t move my arm. (grunts) Guys, I don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know. Actually seen the
Bullet Ant face to face, Coyote pack, it is
unbelievably intimidating. (dramatic music) (grunts) Oh, it’s sucking my arm. It’s sucking my arm. (grunts) It’s stinger’s into
my arm, look at that. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. The Warrior Wasp is in
a league of it’s own. And it is rumored that
this does in fact have the most painful sting
in the insect kingdom. Whoa. (suspenseful music) That is an enormous nest
of angry Warrior Wasps. Stay tuned coyote pack,
the Warrior Wasp challenge is coming. (suspenseful music) The climatic end to my climb
of the insect sting pain index is just days away. Will the Warrior Wasp sting
be the worse I’ve ever taken? Stay tuned and in case
you somehow missed it, make sure to go back and
watch my painful encounter with the one and
only Bullet Ant. And don’t forget, subscribe. So you can join me and
the crew on this season of breaking trail. Two. Oh my gosh, this is it. Three. (animal howls)

WILL IT BITE?! – BIG CREEPY SPIDER!

WILL IT BITE?! – BIG CREEPY SPIDER!


– What I’m gonna do now, is let it walk on
my hands and my arm. – What?
– Are you ready for this? – [Coyote] Yeah. – [Mark] You’re gonna let
that thing walk on you? – This is to prove, oh my gosh, I just
saw its fangs. His fangs are huge. (tribal beat music) No matter how brave you may be, I’m willing to bet
that there is something you are afraid of. (dramatic music) Fears or phobias,
as they are known in the medical
sciences community, come in many shapes and sizes. When it comes to
the fear of spiders, properly known as arachnophobia, I think it’s safe to
say that this fear, also come with many legs. – [Mark] What are
you looking at? – Look at this. That’s a Golden Silk Orbweaver. Look at the size of that spider. That’s a female, for sure,
the males are smaller. Whoa, there’s more over here. The whole side of this
house is covered in them. Look at this. Wow, look at them. Look, they’re all running. Ooh, look at this
one right here. Try to not startle it. Whoa. – [Mark] Oh. – That right there,
is a big spider. Oh boy. You know it might
be interesting, why don’t we do an episode like
we did with the black widow, where I free-handle
one of these spiders, to find out if it bites or not. What do you think? – [Mark] Aw man,
they’re definitely very
impressive looking, look at that. – Yeah, a lot bigger
than the black widow, that’s for sure. I have handled many
species of spiders. And whether they
are huge and hairy, like the desert tarantula, or sleek and toxic,
like the black widow, it never fails to send
shivers down my spine, as they skitter along my arms. (eerie suspenseful music) Oh my. Going right onto the
edge of my finger. Okay, now she’s
coming down my arm. She’s actually spun a
little thread of web, like she’s becoming
secured to me. Oh I thought she
was about to bite. One of my underlying goals, has always been to help people
face their fear of spiders. So today, I will be handing
one of the most common, yet scariest looking
arachnids in Central America, the Golden Orbweaver. But first, I have to catch one. Wow, that is a massive web. Look at the anchor
points down here that then run all the way
up, into the hot zone. This spider’s got a
good cache of food already stored up, but given the fact that
there are not too many guard strands on
the outside here, I think I might be able to
actually catch this one. Alright should we go for it? – [Mark] Let’s do it. – Let me see if I can get
her to come right down. – [Mark] You know it’s a her? – [Coyote] Definitely a her. Ahhh, I’m losing it. Got it, got it, got
it, got it, got it. – [Mark] Nice. – There we go. Whoa, that is a big
spider right there. And I bet anybody
watching right now who has arachnophobia is
thinking to themselves, Coyote you are absolutely crazy. Okay, let’s bring it out here, from under the overhand. There we go. It’s staying completely
still on the stick, look at that. Arachnid, wow, one
impressive specimen. Whoa, okay, going up to
the top of the stick, look at those hooked legs. That will make your skin crawl. Okay Mark, give me that
little plastic cube. Real slowly before
it drops down on me. Got it, got it, got it, got it. I’m gonna see if I can get
her to slowly walk in there. Okay. There you go. – [Mark] Whoa. – Got it. Wow. That is one intimidating
arachnid right there. Alright, let’s get this spider
into a controlled situation and see, just how
dangerous it really is. (dramatic music) Warning, spider bites can
be incredibly dangerous and potentially fatal. Never attempt to catch
or handle a spider. Alright, now I am going to
keep my spider stick with me just in case I need
to balance the animal on it at some point. Oh boy, you see it up in its web and you’re like, oh
it’s not that big. Until you get it inside
of a clear plastic cube and it’s right
next to your face, it looks a lot bigger,
up close and personal. Alright, I’m going
to take off my pack so I have a little
more mobility. Now like Arizona’s black widow, this spider is oftentimes
found in residential areas and they build their webs
all over man-made structures. So it’s a species that you
oftentimes stumble upon. However, because
they’re web builders, they stick to their webs. Now people do encounter them, because if you’re out
there in the rainforest, they oftentimes will span
their webs between two trees. And like in one of those
famous adventure movies, if you’re walking through
the rainforest at night, whap, you may walk
straight into a web and find this spider
on your person. Now these spiders are armed with a neurotoxic
venom which will attack the nervous system of the prey. And what these spiders
are out here feasting on, is any sort of insect
that’s unfortunate enough to fly into their webs. However, some of these
spiders to grow large enough where they actually
take lizards, and I’ve seen pictures
on the internet, of ones that have
eaten small birds and bats, how crazy is that? Now those are the
ones in Australia. The ones here in Central
and South America don’t grow quite as big. And there are actually 23
recognized species worldwide. This is actually a
spider that people often see in Florida and
they show up in bananas. Did you know that? They’re actually also
known as the banana spider. – [Mark] Oh. – They’ve been transported
into the United States through shipments of fruit. Now unlike the wandering spider, this is not a nomadic hunter. It’s waiting for its
prey to come to its web. Now let’s say a fly or
a beetle gets trapped in that sticky spider silk. What they will do
is rush forward and inflict a bite. That initial hit
from those fangs sends the pry into shock, and as the neurotoxic venom
is beginning to shut down that victim’s system, what the spider will do, is crawl back and just
watch its prey struggle. The more it struggles, the more it becomes
entangled in the web. And once it succumbs
to the venom, what they’ll do is come in, and
spin a web around the victim and then store it there. Now based on the
variety of orbweaver, they have a different
potency of venom. The one that’s here in
Central and South America, while I don’t
believe can kill you, is extremely painful. A bite from this spider will cause your arm to swell up, it’ll be really bad,
you’ll have dry mouth, cramping in your stomach and it’s gonna be a really
really rough afternoon, if I end up getting
tagged by this creature. Now here’s where it gets
a little tricky guys. Like the black widow,
this spider is capable of giving me a
pretty painful bite. But to prove that this spider
is not just out to bite you, what I’m gonna do now, is let it walk on
my hands and my arm. – What?
– Are you ready for this? – Yeah. – [Mark] You’re gonna let
that thing walk on you. – This is to prove, oh my gosh, I just saw its fangs,
his fangs are huge. Okay, maybe I am having
second thoughts about this. Oh boy here we go. (suspenseful music) Alright, what I want to do is actually use my spider stick. And let the spider get
onto the stick first so that it feels a
little more comfortable. There we go. That’s a big spider. Now you know what I’m
gonna have to deal with is the webbing, just like
I did the black widow. Can you see that? And the tensile
strength of this web is so much stronger, than
that of the black widow, so I hope that I’m not
tangled up too bad. Okay here we go. I’m gonna start by letting
it crawl onto this hand. Oh boy, oh boy. Let me spin it
for you like that. Wow, it is beautiful,
that’s for sure. Alright, it seems to be pretty
calmed down at this point. What I’m gonna do is
put the stick sideways, my mouth is getting dry,
I’m getting nervous. I’m gonna just place my hand
out in front of the spider and see if it will walk
out onto my fingers. Are you ready? One two three. (eerie suspenseful music) Okay, the spider is on my arm. Okay, going up my arm. Okay, okay, oh boy,
I’m losing control of it, it’s getting back here, let me see if I can
get it to go that way, and around this way. There we go. It’s got its legs up in the air, let me see if I can
keep it completely calm. There you see my hand
is shaking a little bit. – [Mark] Is that a
defensive position? – It’s a little bit of
a defensive position with the legs up in
the air like that and it’s right on my knuckle. Don’t bite me, don’t
bite me, don’t bite me. Oh I can feel all the
little hooks of its legs. – [Mark] What are you
feeling right now? You feeling those nerves going? – Extremely nervous, I’m
trying to be super still. Let the spider find a place
where it feels comfortable. And hopefully it will
just, oh there we go oh. Look at that, it
wanted to go right back onto the stick. Look, you can actually
see the webbing hanging right from the tip of my finger. Here, let me see if I can
get it back on my hand. (suspenseful music) There we go. She’s really just
interested in getting away. Now remember, this spider
does have a neurotoxic venom, very similar to that
of the black widow. I want to just remain
completely calm. – [Mark] If you were
bitten by this spider, to be clear, it’s a
very bad situation. – It could potentially
be really bad depending on how much
venom went into my body. Okay, oh man, the webbing
is so much stronger than that of the black widow. Okay, where did she go? – [Mark] On your
elbow, up your back. – Okay, it’s coming this way, I’m gonna slowly turn, see if I can get her
back onto my hand. – [Mark] Yep yep
there you go, got it. – [Coyote] There we go. What I don’t want to do is
make any sudden movement or pull the webbing too tightly, because if she feels threatened, that is when she’s
going to bite. Now the way that most spider
bites end up happening is somebody applies
pressure to the arachnid and they fear for their lives. And a bite is oftentimes
just a warning that hey, I am here,
don’t squish me. Now spiders can control
the amount of venom that they inject into
what it is they’re biting. And because I am not
a potential prey item, if she were to bite me ooh boy, right onto the
tip of my finger there, she’s completely tangling me up. If she were to bite me, it
could possibly be a dry bite, or I would basically keep
my fingers crossed and pray, that it was not a full on
bite loaded with venom, because that could be an
incredibly bad situation. There we go. She feels real
comfortable there. Man, I am getting
completely tangled up. And I can feel how strong
that spider silk is. – [Mark] Coyote. – Yeah yeah yeah. – [Mark] Do you think
you have good control over the situation here? – I don’t think you
ever have good control when there’s a spider
just freely climbing around on your body,
where did she go? (suspenseful music) Okay. Wow, I’m getting big time
tangled up here guys. Look at that, there’s
so much webbing, she’s able to just free climb
right out on top of me there. That gives me the opportunity to get rid of some
of that spider silk. Whoa, just a moment
to breath there, where she’s not
actually on my hand. – [Mark] Now tell us why
you’re doing this Coyote, you have a reason for this. – There’s always
a reason for this. And the reason is that
you should not just automatically be afraid
of these spiders. Actually these arachnids
are doing wonderful things for the environment, by eating a lot of pest insects. Now if you’re in
Central or South America and you see one of these
outside of your house, you don’t need to
be afraid of it. These spiders stick
to their webs, and all they’re doing is
catching nuisance insects. Now if you go into that web and you tried to
harass the spider, obviously you may be bitten, but the spider really
has no interest in actually biting me, as long as I don’t apply
pressure to its body. I’m getting a little
more comfortable now, but you always have
to keep your guard up, because you see how she’s
getting all tangled up in her own webbing? I don’t want her to feel like she’s being pulled
in any one direction and then end up
inflicting a bite. This is a species
that’s only interested in eating insects,
not in biting humans. – [Mark] Now you would never
do this with something like a wandering spider, correct? – No, a wandering spider’s
venom is so incredibly potent it could put me in the hospital. A bite from a spider like this, there is the chance
that a lot of venom could go into my body. However, as a human, I am
not prey for this species, so the bite probably
wouldn’t be so bad that I’d need to
go to the hospital, however it would swell
up, it would turn red, dry mouth, cramping
in my stomach, but after about 24 hours, it would be nothing more
than a red, itchy spot. You know, my nerves
calm quite a bit, once the spider has found a spot that it is comfortable,
and not walking around. You can see its
mandibles and fangs are well up off of
my hand right now, but if I were to startle her or apply any pressure
to the top of her body, it would force her down, and that’s when a bite
would be inflicted. Again, I never recommend
that you go out in the wild and ever try to free-handle
a spider on your own. You never know how your body
would react to the venom if you were bitten. Well guys, it looks like the sun is starting to get a
little low in the sky, which means it’s gonna be close to hunting time
for this arachnid, because when the sun gets low, that’s when all the
insects come out. So what I want to do now, whoa, she’s going down my arm, is safely get her,
back up into her web so that she can go out
and hunt for the night. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you
on the next adventure. Alright, back up into
the web with you. Spiders can be found on
almost every continent and while they’re all
technically venomous, they do their best to
save that potent bite, for their prey. Unless threatened or
provoked, as a human, your odds of being
bitten by a spider like the Golden Orbweaver, are slim to none. So if you have the
phobia of arachnids running chills down your spine, Try to tell yourself that
spiders are a good thing. Whether you believe it or not, spiders are actually
our friends. If you thought handling
the Golden Orbweaver was chilling, make sure to
go back and watch the episode where I let the
infamous black widow crawl freely over my hands. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the crew, on this season of
Breaking Trail. (coyote howling)

Is KILLER BEE Honey Dangerous?!

Is KILLER BEE Honey Dangerous?!


(bees buzzing) – [Coyote] Oh boy,
starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. Dude, you are like, covered
in bees right now, man. Oh my gosh, my legs are shaking. (percussive music) (tranquil music) – [Coyote] A light breeze
drifts across the desert sand as morning sun crests
above the mountains. All seems calm amongst
the rocky outcrops, yet nestled down between
the cracks and ridges, a powerful giant
quietly slumbers. To disturb this
creature by accident would be a literal nightmare. Disturb it intentionally
and you will likely seal your own fate. Oh boy, starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. – [Coyote] It sounds as
if I speak of a creature from a storybook, but
this is no creature of myth and lore. It is a very real animal
that, since the mid 1980s, has become one of
the southwest’s most
notorious threats. Killer bees. So, what is a killer bee? Well, to keep it simple,
it’s basically a hybrid between an African and
a European honeybee. They’re typically more
defensive, faster, and more aggressive
than other bee species. Tucson, Arizona is
just one of the places that has recently fallen under
the cloud of killer bees, and today we will
be working alongside bee specialist Chris Britton. Chris monitors several
beehives that exist naturally in the mountainsides, and our
goal is to extract aged honey from a wild hive so we can
compare it to his locally farmed honey and determine
which one is more delicious. Using a drone will
help us locate the hive and determine exactly how
we should approach it. This is an incredibly
dangerous mission, so to protect ourselves
from the thousands of bees that will be swarming
and trying to sting us, we will be wearing bee suits. We are taking extra precautions
by taping up the wrists and ankles to ensure the
bees cannot work their way into the suits. Okay, so, this is
the moment of truth. We are completely suited up. This is probably going
to be one of the craziest and most dangerous
things we’ve ever done on an episode of Breaking Trail. The following scene was filmed under the supervision
of bee specialists. Never approach a
beehive in the wild. – Okay, Chris, so this is
kind of our last checkpoint, about as close as we
feel comfortable getting without the bees
actually swarming out. Now, I’m looking at the
hive and I see there’s lighter-colored comb
on top, in the middle, it’s slightly golden,
and then at the bottom, it almost looks like it’s brown. What’s the best area for me to
extract comb and honey from? – We’re gonna go right to
the center of this hive. – Okay.
– So, not on the dark and not on the completely light. That light stuff is not
gonna have anything in it. At this present point in
time, the bees are working more into the layers of
comb, so you’re gonna go right to, basically, the
middle, where it’s a little bit golden, but it starts to
turn just a little bit, and there’s some capped
honey right there. It may be last season’s
honey, but it’s right there where the bees are going
to be working, and we’ll be able to just get in
there and grab a bunch. – [Coyote] Okay, cool. Well, I think at this point,
let’s get into the hive and get this honey. You guys all ready? Cutting into the hive causes
no harm to the bees, and this extraction method is commonly
used by honey farmers. In the wild, hives are
often invaded by animals, which, in turn, causes an
increase with productivity, and in a matter of
days, the hive will be completely reconstructed. Okay, I’m right
underneath the hive. Whoa. Look at that. Do not want to get stung. Bees are starting to come out. You can see all the comb here. – [Chris] And over here. – [Coyote] They definitely
know that we’re here. – [Chris] You hear ’em? – [Coyote] I can hear
’em, they’re going crazy. – [Chris] How hard is it? – [Coyote] Wow, it’s
hard, very waxy. Oh boy, starting to get swarmed. Holy mackerel. I’m nervous. You see, they’re trying to
sting in through the mask. (bees buzzing loudly) Here they come. This is the outer layer here. Dude, you are like, covered
in bees right now, man. – [Chris] We gotta hurry up. (intense music) – [Coyote] We are
absolutely surrounded by killer bees right now. Fortunately, they are not
stinging through the suit. I got a couple of
good pieces of comb, but I’ve already come out here. There we go, found
comb with honey. Some stingers are actually
getting through my suit. I am getting stung
at this point. Ow. Jeez, okay, alright, I’m
gonna cut out a big section of comb from right here in
the middle, can you see this? That is all filled with honey. I’m gonna cut through that and
we’re gonna get out of here. Ugh, it’s sticky! This is it, this is good honey! Oh, look at that! Okay. Woo! That is pure, golden honey! Alright, I’m gonna put it
inside the mason jar here. Yep, here, let’s
back up a little bit. I can’t even imagine what it
would be like to be out here and come across a
swarm like this. This could definitely kill you. We are probably surrounded
by 30,000 bees at this point. I mean, it’s absolutely crazy. They’re attacking the GoPro,
they’re attacking the cameras. – The microphone. – [Coyote] The microphones,
everything is getting bombarded by bees right now. – It’s hard to even
touch the camera. They’re just covered in bees. Like, you can’t even tip the… – [Coyote] It’s crazy. Alright, look at that,
that’s about what we want, right there. Woo, that is absolutely
filled with honey. So what are we
doing here, Chris? – I’m basically covering
the air with smoke, so that way we can actually
get the bees to change their pheromones so
you guys can walk away. – [Mark] ‘Cause they’ll
follow us to our car. – Oh, they’ll sting you
all the way to their car. Africanized honeybees
know no limits. – [Coyote] I can’t even
imagine what it would be like to be out here and come
across a swarm like this. This could definitely kill you. Wow. Well, we escaped the
swarm of killer bees. Now, the next step is to
compare the killer bee honey to European bee honey and
see which one tastes better. To the victor go the spoils. What you’re looking at
right there are two jars of delicious raw honey. Now, right here, we
have honeybee honey, and on this side,
the killer bee honey. Now, we certainly had to
go through quite the ordeal to get both of these honeys. They’re all in my face! We are absolutely surrounded
by killer bees right now. But it was totally worth it,
because this is the moment we have all been waiting for. The comparison between
killer bee honey and honeybee honey. Which one is better? You guys ready to find out? – [Mark] Oh yeah, I’m ready. Do we get to taste test also? – Oh, yeah, you guys are
gonna taste this too. Okay, I’m gonna start
with the honeybee honey. We take off the cap here. Wow, that smells
incredibly fresh. Big spoonful right there. – [Mark] Oh, wow.
– I just go for it, right? – [Mark] I think you
go for the whole thing. – Wow. That’s sticky. Oh, really sweet, I can
taste all those granules of honey, they’re starting
to disintegrate in my mouth. Wow. That is delicious, oh my gosh. That is an unbelievable honey. That might be the best
honey that I have ever had. Here, let me get a
little bit of this honey on the tip of the knife. Go ahead there, Mark,
just take a little squidge off there.
– [Mark] Don’t cut myself. – [Coyote] That’s good, huh? – Wow, you could eat that
straight, like, all day. – Wow, I took a big
spoonful of that. – [Mark] You feeling
the sugar rush yet? – Yeah, I think I’m about to. Now, this is what I’ve
really been excited about. Let me get a big…
– [Mark] Get a gooey one. – [Coyote] Hunk of it
out here, let me just scoop some out onto my hand. Yeah, I’m going full
Pooh-bear here, guys. Let me get my paw in there. Oh, yeah. I’ve always wanted to do that. Look at that honey. Look at the different
colors in the honey. You have the darker
honey, and you have the real light golden honey. Think it’s gonna
make me throw up? – [Mark] Nah, man,
it’s like candy. – Whoa! That is crazy sweet! – [Mario] Put the rest in there. – [Mark] Can you
do the whole comb? Hey, Pooh-bear,
how’s that taste? – Very sweet. – [Mark] Very sweet indeed. – This is almost making my
eyes water, it’s so sweet. – [Mark] Bravo, I’m impressed. That was quite the honeycomb
you just had there. – Let me wipe off my
face a little bit here. Little bit more presentable. Wow, that is so sugary! I’m gonna have a major sugar
high for hours right now. You guys wanna try this, right? – [Mark] Yeah. – Stick your finger out, there. Just wait ’til it
gets in your teeth. Soon as it hits your lips. – [Mark] Wow.
– [Coyote] Right? Now, both of these honeys
taste amazing, but honestly? I think the killer bee
honey is a little more tasty and a little more… Gave me a rush of
energy, like, the second that it hit my mouth. But I think both types
would be excellent on anything that
you put them on. Although, going to get
killer bee honey is something that I can never recommend
anybody out there watching ever try and go do. Probably the best way to do
it is to buy from a local honey farmer and have
something that’s pure and granulated, just like this. And you put it on toast,
you can put it on… You name it, honey goes good
on absolutely everything. Ahhh, I can totally feel,
like, a sugar rush coming on right now, that is crazy. My hands are so sticky. – [Mark] Hey, Pooh-bear. – What? – [Mark] You get enough? – No! How did that silly old
bear get his paw into that jar of honey all the time? – [Mark] He didn’t get his
paw stung by bees yesterday. – Yeah, I got fat paw right now. Watch this, two bee
honeys at the same time. (men yelling and groaning) Sugar rush! Full honey face. – [Mark] Mario, there aren’t
any bears out here, are there? ♪ Climbin’ in a honey tree,
Pooh bear, I know he’s out there ♪ It’s me and it’s you, oh
silly oh Winnie the Pooh – Well, I would say we
endured quite a bit to get both of these honeys up
close for the cameras. Aside from wearing the bee
beard, which resulted in me being stung 32 times, to
then scaling the side of a cliff to extract comb and honey
from a killer bee hive, we went through it all
to do this taste test, and at the end of the day, I
have to say that the killer bee honey is actually
the most tasty. I’m Coyote Peterson,
bee brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. One more handful. Ooh, that’s some good honey. (inspirational music) There are many
misconceptions surrounding the Africanized honeybee. Or, as they have become
famously vilified by so many, as killer bees. Nearly all attacks happen
when a hive is accidentally disturbed, or a swarm is
provoked by a non-professional who is attempting
to exterminate it. And while many people
are stung every year, very few deaths are
actually reported. If you see a swarm or come
across a hive in the wild, quickly and quietly move
in the opposite direction. And if you are looking
for some delicious honey, well, my advice is
to support local and buy it from a honey farmer. If you thought getting swarmed
by killer bees was intense, make sure to go back
and see what happened when I tried to trade in my
fur beard for a bee beard. And don’t forget, subscribe! So you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail! They’re all over my face! My eyes! Oh man, my face hurts. – [Mark] You should see the
sting you have in your neck.

STUNG by a YELLOW JACKET!

STUNG by a YELLOW JACKET!


(upbeat music) – [Coyote] Hold
on, oh it’s flying. Hold on let’s go back
towards the nest. No wait, wait, wait, don’t move. – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yes, yes. I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the yellow jacket. Here we go. (yelling) (upbeat music) Today we are headed out
into the suburban wilds of Westerville, Ohio to search
for any species of paper wasp which can be carefully
caught and ultimately used to give me a good
series of stings. Welcome to another
day in the office for Coyote Peterson. – [Mark] Coyote, are we doing what I think we’re doing today? – Oh yes, today is
yellow jacket day. Now you guys may remember
a little episode called, “The Bullet Ant Challenge” where I was stung
by a bullet ant. (yelling) And then a subsequent
video called, “Bullet Ant Kryptonite” where I used a product
called Sting-Kill to help alleviate the
pain and the itching. A Sting-Kill absolutely
loved that video and then they came
to us and said, “We’d love to work with you
guys and do a sponsored video, but let’s get you stung by something a little
more commonplace.” You know, not many people
are running into bullet ants. So they said, “What if you
get stung by yellow jackets?” Now we all know that
yellow jackets can be found at your local park, maybe you
see them in your backyard, sometimes they even
get into the house. We know they’re angry, we
know they’re aggressive, and people are often
stung every single summer. So what we’re gonna do today is actually build a bug vacuum. (record scratches) – [Mark] A bug what? – [Coyote] A bug vacuum. Bear with me here for a second. So you see this? I found this online, right? – [Mark] Looks pretty cool. – Right, the Extreme Bug Vac. But unfortunately, I
have one opened up here. This is supposed to
have a lot of suction, Mark put your hand out. – Yeah, no. – Pretty sure that’s not
gonna catch us any hornets but what I love about this
is the plastic capsule. Check that out. It’s got this little
revolving door and you are supposed to be able to suck a bug in
there, close it up, look at it through
the magnifying glass and then of course it’s
go a little screen, so that the insect can breathe. What I wanna do,
is actually take this capsule from the bug vacuum and Macgyver something
with a real vacuum. (vacuum sucking) Check out that suction. – Oh yeah.
– Yeah. – [Mark] Suction power there. – Oh yeah, that’s
gonna catch a hornet. But what I need to do
is reconstruct this, where I’m gonna
actually cut the hose and duct tape the
capsule in between. Then I’ll be able to use
this end with the nozzle, which has great suction power. And then I think
we’re gonna be ready to go out and start searching
for some yellow jackets. Oh I almost forgot, I am gonna mount the
GoPro on it as well. – [Mark] So where are we today? We’re in Ohio, right? – We are in Ohio. We’re actually
right in my backyard here in Westerville, Ohio. And I actually put
in a phone call and email to a number of my
different friends in the area and I said, “Go out this
morning and look around near the eaves of your house.” You know where the gutter
attaches to the roof? “And let me know if you
see any wasps nests, hornet nests,
yellow jacket nests, anything that looks
like a stinging insect, let me know and we may
come and investigate it.” So we’re gonna kinda
go on a little bit of a field trip today guys, until we can find ourselves
some good stinging bugs. – [Mark] Are we testin’ it out? (vacuum sucking)
– Yep. (vacuum sucking)
– Yep. I think it’s gonna work. – Last step. (Mark laughing) Now it’s like a proton pack. (Mark laughing) Oh yeah, this thing is awesome. Alright, well if
you guys are ready, let’s go try to catch
some yellow jackets. – [Mark] Let’s do it. (Coyote cheering) – Alright, well we might as well check the park
that we started at. Great structures here
for us to invest. You see that all these
eaves and overhangs, perfect place for paper wasps. – [Mark] Now why do paper wasps
like these under hangs here? – Well because it’s a
great spot to build a nest. It’s out of the realm of
predators and the rain. See anything yet? (mysterious music) There are eight known species
of wasps that call Ohio home. And many of them
can be encountered right in your own backyard. However, unless they
are intentionally or accidentally provoked, your odds of being stung
are actually very slim. Let’s go this way. – [Mark] Come on Mario. – Well it’s a fun
day at the park. – [Mark] Yep. – On the weekend. – [Mark] Should’ve
brought a soccer ball. What do you see? – [Mario] Did you see
something fly out? – I did, I think it
was a honey bee though. Now honey bees, you often
times see on clover. Let me see, there’s
one right there. Look, look, look, look. That’s a honey bee. – [Mark] European honey bee. – Yep. Now that is
not what we’re after. honey bees actually have
fur all over their bodies, whereas yellow jackets
are completely bald. Bees also have barbs
on their stingers, so when you get stung by a
bee, it’s stinger gets removed. If you get stung
by a yellow jacket, no barbs, so it can sting
you over and over and over. If I was looking for honey
bees, we’d be in the right spot. But unfortunately, yellow
jackets do not pollinate clover. Alright, let’s keep lookin’. (mysterious music) – [Mark] So why are we
looking at the ground now? I thought we were looking up. – That’s a good
question actually. Oh. That could be perfect, I
see some ants in there. A lot of times yellow jackets will actually build
their nests underground. So if you see something
that looks like a mole hole, just respect it
from a safe distance because it’s possible
that yellow jackets have built a nest in there. A cavity in a tree like
this is also fair game. But there’s nothing
in this tree. Not sure we’re gonna find
anything in this park, guys. Might be time to
take a road trip, see where else we can
look for yellow jackets. You ready? – [Mark] The bug suckers
are hittin’ the road. – Oh yeah, vroom vroom. (upbeat music) Well it is 12:43, which means
it’s officially lunch time. And we have a new plan. – Searching for the
yellow jackets ourselves is not exactly
panning out very well. We found some nests
that were vacant, we found some honey bees,
and some bumblebees. But we haven’t found the
infamous yellow jacket. What we’re gonna do, bear
with me here for a second, is actually have a picnic. Because often times,
if you think about it, yellow jackets show up
when you’re at a picnic. So I’m thinking if we get some
soda pops and some ice cream, we hang out in the sun,
maybe these stinging insects will come to us and
we will then be able to use the Bug Sucker 5000 to
just sit there and just go, vroom, and suck ’em up. Give me this, I’m gonna go look
in the garbage can right now and see if there
are any hornets. Guys, we are really lookin’
hard for these hornets but you know what, they
empty their trash a lot. Check this out. There’s like nothin’ in there. Can’t exactly find hornets if there isn’t a bunch
of sticky stuff around. And what Mario did was, he put, look at that. Ice cream in the
grass on top of a lid. Maybe that will
bring in the hornets and the yellow
jackets, and the wasps. I don’t know, I guess
we’ll see what happens. – Mmm. – [Mark] Pretty good, huh Mario? I’m enjoying mine. – It’s a beautiful
day for a picnic. – I’ll see you
then, alright bye. – [Mark] No yellow
jackets though. – Guys. – [Mark] What’s up? – We might be in business. I just got off the phone
with my friend, Jasper. Now I know at the
beginning of the video, I kinda made a joke and said, “Yeah I sent an email and
texts to my friends that live “in the area and I
told ’em to go outside “and check around their houses “to see if any yellow
jackets were hanging out.” Sure enough, my
friend Jasper went out and he said right
on his back patio, there’s a little nest and
there are three yellow jackets. And I said, “You’re sure?” He said, “Well, they’re
yellow and they’re black “and they look like
they wanna sting.” So, I think we may
actually be able to put the Bug Sucker
5000 to the test. You guys ready? – [Mark] Let’s do it. And can we bring
our treats with us? – Oh of course. – Yeah. – Let’s catch some
yellow jackets. Alright guys, well we
are at Jasper’s house. Now he has asked to
not be on camera, because he’s not used
to being on YouTube. So you won’t get
to meet him today, but he has given us permission
to go out on his porch and scout for these
yellow jackets. If they’re there,
we’re gonna use the Bug Sucker
5000 to catch them and then go to a
controlled environment so that we can get me stung. You guys ready? – [Mark] Sounds like
a plan, let’s do it. – Gear up, you guys
grab the other cameras and we’ll be ready to go. – [Mark] You look happy. – [Coyote] See that
corner right there? – [Mark] Uh-huh. – That is a small nest and there are two
yellow jackets. Now Jasper has provided
us with a step stool. He was thinkin’ ahead. So I’m gonna use this step stool and get up close with
the Bug Sucker 5000. You guys ready? We’re gonna have
to do this quick ’cause I already see
that they’re on the alert with their wings
kind of propped out ready to swoop
down and sting us. So we really just
have one shot at this. Okay so what I’m gonna do,
I love my Ghostbuster pack, but to really make this
work I do have to take the Bug Sucker 5000 out. – [Mark] The moment we’ve
all been waiting for. – Let’s put it this way, it’s either gonna work, or
we’re all gonna get stung. (vacuum sucking) – [Mark] Move fast. (vacuum sucking) Did it work? – We got one of ’em in there. – [Mark] Oh there’s
still one on the nest. (vacuum sucking) – [Coyote] Get the net,
get the net, get the net. Oh it’s flying. Hold on, hold on let’s
go back towards the nest. Wait, wait, wait,
wait, don’t move. (vacuum sucking) – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yes, yes. – [Mark] Shut the
door, shut the door. (laughing) It totally worked.
– Look at that. Totally caught the
yellow jackets. Both of ’em, just like that. (cheering) The Bug Sucker 5000 pays off. Can you guys believe that? Holy mackerel, we caught ’em. Wow. That was crazy, the one
was actually climbed onto this thing and I was like, “Uh, oh. We’re gonna get stung.” I was like, “Get the
net, get the net.” But then it went
back up to the nest and sure enough, got it
inside of the capsule. – [Mark] So alright
Coyote, now we have to go to where we’re
gonna get you stung. Not at Jasper’s house. – Yeah, no we’re gonna go
to a controlled situation, and we’re gonna get
these yellow jackets out of the little
capsule and get me stung. But what I’m gonna
do for transport, is not take this hose apart. Now I’m actually just
gonna place it inside of the bug net just
in case they get out. And just like that,
we’re ready to go. – [Mark] Nice. – Awesome, high fives guys. (laughing)
– That totally worked. – That’s so cool
that that worked. – [Mark] That totally worked. Boom. – Alright guys, and we’re back. Now we do have the
yellow jackets on hand. But first let’s
talk about the kit that I have here on the table. Now as always, with
these sting episodes, I have my trusty
entomology forceps here. I’ll be using this
to actually hold one of the yellow
jackets against my
arm to induce a sting. And just in case something
goes horribly wrong, as always, the epinephrin pen. – [Mark] Now do you think you’re
in the clear at this point? You’ve been stung a bunch. – I have and you never know. Every single insect
sting is unique and you never know how
your body will react. Even a yellow jacket can force
you into anaphylactic shock. So I always have this just
as a safety precaution. And of course, the star of
today’s episode, Sting-Kill. Who probably is
sponsoring this episode. Now what we’re gonna
do after I’m stung, is try out both of these
products on the sting, to make sure that it can
relieve not only the pain, but also the itching that’s
gonna come after the fact. You guys ready to see
the yellow jackets? – [Mark] Let’s bring ’em out. – Alright, well they
did transport safely
inside of the net and still inside of
the little capsule. – [Mark] Pretty happy they
didn’t escape in the car. – Yeah that would’ve been a
bad situation, wouldn’t it? All of us in the car and then
yellow jackets flying around. And sure enough there they
are inside of the capsule. Now what I need to
do is actually remove the hose from the capsule so we just have
this individualized. And then I can carefully get one of those yellow
jackets out of there. Now here’s a really interesting
little fact to remember, all hornets are
technically wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. How about that? And anything that
is black and yellow is technically considered
a yellow jacket. – [Mark] So what do we
have, what did we find? – This I believe, is what’s
called a European paper wasp. But because it’s
yellow and black, we’re just generically
calling it a yellow jacket. – [Mark] And is this
what we find at picnics? Is this what’s swarming
us when we’re trying to eat our ice cream? – No, that is usually a hornet. Now a hornet has a much
stockier looking body, a thicker abdomen and
a narrower thorax. But these ones look
just like wasps. You see the very pointy wings,
if you kind of see there. Do you see where
the thorax leads into the abdomen right there? It’s very narrow and indicative
of being an actual wasp. But I think at this junction,
what we’re ready to do, is bring the bug
net back into this, place the capsule inside,
and work on getting one of these yellow jackets
out of the container. You ready for that? – [Mark] So what’s
the process here? You’re gonna let ’em
go inside the net and then grab them
with the forceps? – Yeah, here’s
what’s gonna happen. So I’m gonna place
the capsule down inside of the net like
this, keep it contained. I’m going to open the capsule, hopefully only let
one of them out, close it back up,
remove the capsule, and then go in there with
the entomology forceps, to pick it up, bring it out,
and place it on my forearm. (suspenseful music) I’m Coyote Peterson,
and I’m about to enter the sting zone with a
yellow jacket, here we go. One, (breathes), two, three. (suspenseful music) Ow. – [Mark] Did you get there? – [Coyote] Got me there, yeah. (suspenseful music) (yelling) – [Mark] Did you get it? – Yeah it got me twice. Ah. Here we go. (suspenseful music) (yelling) – [Mark] Was that the worst one? – [Coyote] Yeah that was
the worst one so far. – [Mark] Are you good? (yelling) – He got the stinger all the
way inserted into my arm. Oh my arm’s startin’
to hurt a little bit, hold on, let’s do this. We’re gonna get back
into the capsule. – [Mark] Gonna lay it back. (breathes) – Ah, yep there you have it. You see all those welts? I took several stings
all right in that area. And look at this, there’s
a lot of red coloration developing right near the veins. That is really
interesting looking. And it burns and it’s really
warm, really warm right now. Honestly, it’s hot
to the touch right? – [Mark] Yeah you can
definitely feel the swelling. – Yeah, now it was
not nearly as painful as any of the other
stings I’ve gone through. I was actually able to keep
the yellow jacket on my arm as it was inflicting stings. It did get me one time pretty
good right at the end there, and I had to let it go. Of course we got it safely back into the capsule, as
you can see there. There they both are, they’ll
be released here shortly. But what we wanna
do now, is actually use the Sting-Kill products to see if it will alleviate
some of the burning in my arm and of course the itching
that is almost certain to come if I don’t use the
Sting-Kill ointment. You guys ready for that? – [Mark] Let’s do it. – [Coyote] Okay. – [Mark] Well which
one do we want? Do you want the capsules
or do you want the? How about you take both. Let’s talk about both.
– We’re gonna give a shot at both. So this is the Sting-Kill wipe. Often times used for
anything from a bee sting or a wasp sting, even a
mosquito bite, even a jellyfish. If you guys are on the
beach and you’re swimming and you run into a jellyfish, this is perfect for that. So what I’m gonna do, is
I’m gonna open this up. I’ll tell you what, I keep
myself pretty well composed in a lot of this, but
now that the pain’s actually starting to
set in my arm, I do, I get a little bit light headed. So the Sting-Kill wipes
have a maximum strength mix of benzocaine and menthol and
I actually really like these. They’re neon green, looks
like Ninja Turtle Mutagen. Check that out. And wow that is a strong
smell right there. Alright I’m gonna put that
on the sting, are you ready? – [Mark] Yeah sure go ahead. – Oh wow, it’s cold. The menthol definitely
cools it immediately. (sighs) Yes.
(laughing) Wow that really does have a pretty incredible
cooling effect. Now similar to the bullet ant, I was in a lot of pain
after that and it did help, but of course the
bullet ant pain eventually did come back and
lasted for nearly 36 hours. I’m hoping that this
relieves much quicker. Now I do love the wipes. And I carry the wipes in my
pack, but this right here, the sting kill capsules.
– Those, I like those. – Yeah these are my
absolute favorite. Okay let me open one up for you. Now they are individually
wrapped, see this, very cool. And all you have to do is pop
the back end out like that. And inside here is a
little glass capsule within the plastic. So all you have to do, this
is my favorite part, ready? (glass breaks)
(laughing) Shatter the glass on the inside that has this
little cotton swab. – [Mark] It’s
strangely satisfying. – I know, it’s like, “Oh
here comes the ooze.” Yes, ah. (laughing) Oh that is my favorite. And that real thick
serum right there is literally
instantaneous relief. I personally love
to just do this, dab it right on the sting zone. Wow. And as you can see,
there is more liquid here than you get in the wipes. So if you have a
really bad sting, or you’re stung multiple times, I definitely recommend going
to the Sting-Kill capsules, ’cause as you can see, look
how much of the ointment is actually coming out there. – [Mark] Okay, so once again,
Sting-Kill saves the day. (breathes) – Yes. Sting-Kill
has saved the day. My arm feels a lot better. In fact, there’s also a little
bit of a numbing agent here, so I can’t feel any of
the pain at this point. Wow, arm is a little bit stiff, but hopefully this
formula will also reduce any potential itching that’s
gonna come down the road here. And I know you’re
thinking to yourselves, “Coyote, those were
simply yellow jackets. “And you’ve been stung
by tarantula hawks,
and bullet ants, “and hopefully soon
warrior wasps.” But keep in mind guys,
that the yellow jacket is something that is
right in your backyard. It’s something you
can easily come across and something you definitely
have the potential of being stung by. Now if you are
unfortunately stung, remember, Sting-Kill is
definitely gonna help you out when it comes to
alleviating that pain and any potential itching. Alright guys, well
I think it’s time to release the yellow
jackets back into the wild. But before we do,
I just want to give an extra special
thanks to Sting-Kill for supporting this episode and of course, for
keeping us kitted up with sting ointment, when
we’re out there in the field. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next adventure. It is not often that an
animal like a yellow jacket is safely relocated from an
urban setting to a wild one. As most human
encounters usually end with the insect being
sprayed and killed. I know this sounds strange, but
it truly made my heart happy to know that this
beautiful pair of wasps will now have the chance to continue building
their nest in the wild. No matter what, always
admire these insects from a safe distance. However if you are
stung, all you need to do is visit your local pharmacist, where you are likely to find
the Sting-Kill products. And whether you use the
sting wipes or the capsules, both are armed with
a maximum strength benzocaine and menthol formula that is certain to
provide fast relief to the pain and itching. For more information,
visit Sting-Kill’s website to connect with the
brand for special offers. If you thought
(yelling) getting stung by a yellow
jacket was intense, (yelling) make sure to go back
and watch the episode where I applied
Sting-Kill to help alleviate the searing pain
of the bullet ant’s sting. And don’t forget, subscribe. So you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. What I’m gonna do
is open this up, and let’s see if
the sting wipe helps (sighs) to cool off my arm. This is nice, these are perfect. This could fit right
in any hiking backpack. (coyote howling)

STUNG by a WARRIOR WASP!


(dramatic music) (screaming) (suspenseful music) (roaring) (water splashing) – [Coyote] The insect
sting pain index needs no new introduction in relation to the
work that we do. My climb towards its
summit began with a small creator known as
the harvester ant. This experiment
into what happens from an onslaught of
stings, opened the door to a world of pain, that
I would attempt to endure in the name of
education and science. Ow, there’s one on my neck. Maurio, get the one off my neck! If you are watching this video, there’s a good chance you
remember the velvet ant, also known as the cow killer. This wingless wasp
is famous for having the largest stinger
in the insect kingdom. A sting from that
creature was intense. It didn’t end there. This is the worse
sting I’ve ever taken! Oh my gosh guys,
this is super bad! The tarantula hawk
delivered as promised. With a tidal wave of pain,
that literally put my arm into a state of paralysis. I can’t move my arm! And finally came the
moment that the world had been waiting for, the
one and only bullet ant. Ranked as having the
most painful sting in the insect kingdom,
it seemed as if I had conquered the sting pain
in the next mountain. (shouting gibberish) I had reached the summit. I had done it, or had I? Whispers began to drift amongst
the YouTube comment section. Questions began to arise, as to whether or
not the bullet ant is truly the king of sting! (screaming) It’s burning hot! It’s getting worse! Hold on, hold on! These whispers turned
into a haunting echo. What about the warrior wasp? Coyote have you heard
about the warrior wasp? Are you going to be stung
by the warrior wasp? Warrior wasp, warrior
wasp, warrior wasp! (dramatic music) That is an enormous nest
of angry warrior wasps. Man, they’re a lot higher
up there than I thought. This is gonna
definitely be tough. Think again, double check. Yep, those are warrior wasps. A hundred percent, and
that nest is so big. There are probably
thousands of them in there, all inside the walls. All it takes is a little
disturbance from them to literally spill out
and swarm like mad, and they’re incredibly fast, much faster than your
typical paper wasps. The local expert that
tipped us off to this field, where he said, “Yeah, I’ve seen
warrior wasps there before.” Actually at one point,
throw a rock through a nest and I was told that
they spilled out of the nest so fast,
he barely even had time to think about running,
let alone making an escape to try to get to his vehicle. And in the process he
was stung multiple times and had to go to the hospital. We do know they’re
incredibly fast, and incredibly aggressive. So Mark and Maurio are
gonna actually set up a mosquito net here underneath
the overhang of this tree. Now that will hopefully
keep you guys safe and out of the sting
zone, ’cause as we know the sting zone goal with
this is simply on my forearm, not all over our bodies. I’m gonna be wearing a
bee suit, so hopefully that will protect me
as I go in to extract one of these ornery
little insects, and with any luck, we’re
gonna get one up close for the cameras. None as one of the most
aggressive paper wasps species in the world,
these beautiful insects carry the warrior moniker,
from their commitment to attacking anything
that disturbs their nest. However, very few people
have ever been stung by one of these insects,
because unlike normal people, wasps species, they often
build their massive nests high up in the
trees of the Central and South American rainforests, a place where humans,
virtually never encounter them. Let’s go catch a warrior wasp. Alright guys I think I’m ready. Let’s get you tucked
underneath the net here. Now in the event,
that I am swarmed, it is best for you guys to
just stay completely put, and underneath this. Wrap yourselves up
as tight as you can. It’s a good chance they’re
not gonna get through there. – It’s a mosquito net,
so all the webbing’s very tightly wound. – [Coyote] Yeah. – Nothing could really
get through this, but still it’s gonna be a
pretty nerve wracking experience just to get swarmed
by the most painful stinging wasp in the world. Alright. – [Coyote] Are you guys ready? – Ready.
– Ready. – Good. – Alright guys, I am now going
to slowly approach the nest, and the goal is
going to be to just hold the net up in the
air and see if I get wasps to actually come to the net. If I am swarmed it is gonna be
one incredibly bad situation. I’m very close now. We’re all down on the low end. Oooh, its gonna be
swarmed around me. I hear a couple them movin’
around me left and right. My tactic was simple. Coax a single wasp from the
nest, using my extendable GoPro arm, and then
quickly swipe it up, using my entomology net. This was primed to be one
of the most dangerous animal catches I had ever attempted
as disturbing the nest could literally mean thousands
of these fearless warriors swarming me and the crew. Okay, I’m going to cut
this hand-held camera, and go for a catch. Here we go. (suspenseful music) (buzzing) I got ’em, I got ’em, I got ’em. I got one! I really got one, a big one too! Whew! Holy cow, that totally works. Okay there it is, right
there in the net, you see it! And what I did is I just
provoked one off the edge with the (faint speaking) we
got it right into the net. Check that out, wow, okay! Now this is the difficult part. I need to safely get
it out of the net and into the (faint
speaking) one second here. Oh man, my arm is shaking. That was the most perfect swipe, I could have possibly attempted. Nothing got scared
and there’s a wasp on the edge of the net. I just (faint
speaking), it came off, one swipe and I had it! Hold on a second. (suspenseful music) Yes! There it is, wow! Wow, there we have it! That is the warrior wasps. Oh my gosh, that
is a large wasp. Wow, I was excited to catch it. Now I realize I have
just sealed my fate. That is crazy, whew! Look at the abdomen
on that creature. Whew! Well, part one of this
mission is in the capsule. Part two is to get me stung. Oh, I have a feeling
this maybe just as bad as the bullet ant. (suspenseful music) Just based on the
knowledge that these are extremely aggressive,
I have a feeling that the sting is going to
be unbelievably painful, but I am mentally prepared
to take the sting, and I know this is the
moment that everybody’s been waiting for. We thought that I had climbed
the insect sting pain index, and reached the summit, and that was it, the
bullet ant was it. But, of course, we all knew
that we teased the warrior wasp at the end of that
episode, and ever since you guys have been
asking for it, so today, Coyote Peterson is
going to deliver. Here we go. (operatic singing) (leaves crunching) There it is. That is a warrior wasp. Now the ultimate question
that we are answering today, is will the warrior wasps sting, be more painful,
than the bullet ant? Oh, I have to just
sit back for second, and admire this creature. How could something
only that big, about an inch in
length possibly contain such a potent sting? Look at that iridescent blue
coloration on the wings, and its abdomen, almost looks
as if it’s covered in velvet. You’ll notice the body
structure of this wasp is very distinct. Of course, it has the
head, it has a thorax, and then a very,
very narrow space, between its thorax,
and its abdomen. Now one thing that I
did notice when we saw these out flying
around the nests, is when they fly, they
actually turn their abdomens upwards to a point in the air. Very different looking
than other wasp species that we see flying around. It’s interesting that this
thing looks like a warrior, and when all of
them are together and they’re on the
outside of the hive what they will do
to ward off anything that’s thinking about
getting into the hive is they will go boom, boom,
boom, boom, boom, boom, and sometimes they are
actually called drumming wasps, because they beat
their wings together, all in unison and that’s where they get the name warrior wasps. It sounds like
soldiers marching. So when I look at this creature and its fierce appearance,
definitely reminds me of one determined warrior. And you know the other thing
that’s real interesting about these wasps is they
have massive front mandibles. Now this is a species that
will kill caterpillars, and bring them back
to feed their young, but they mostly feed
on nectars and sugars. So this is not a
creature that’s out there hunting for self, only
hunting for its young, but those front mandibles,
I can easily see be used to decapitate or
kill something like a caterpillar or a grub. Whew, it’s an intimidating
face on that creature. Almost looks like the
face of the bullet ant, but, of course, it has wings, and a slightly different
body structure. This is the only time, I
have ever seen a blue wasp. Look at that. Now just like with did
with the tarantula hawk, the way to get this
animal to sting me, is we’re gonna actually
place a glass capsule inside of this net, and I’m
gonna take off the glass top, let the net fall down
on top of the insect and I’m going to pick it up
with these entomology forceps. I think you guys all know
the game plan from there. Coyote’s arm goes
down on the table, the insect touches my forearm, and a sting is induced. Now, of course, for safety we
always have an epinephrine pen on set, just in case
anybody’s wondering. I’m gonna just place this off
to the side at this point, and if you guys are ready, let’s get the warrior
wasp into the net. Mark are you all set? – [Mark] I’m all set. What happens if the wasp gets
aggressive and flies at us? – Whoo, that’s a great question, because I will tell you what. This is one fast insect. Now when I’m stung, as
always, I’m gonna try to get the glass
capsule back over top. If I do not, and
the wasp flies off, just hold your
ground for a second. A good chance is, it
just wants to escape and it’s not gonna
come after you guys, but if you are stung, I’m
pretty much just gonna turn the cameras around
and film you guys and see what happens. (laughter) – Oh, lets not do that today.
– Let’s hope. – That doesn’t happen. Well so far, I’ve managed
to get everyone of these stinging insects back
inside the glass capsule so that we can safely release
it back into the wild, right where it came
from and with any luck, we’ll be able to pull that
off again, once more today. – [Mark] Let’s keep that
streak alive please. – Yes, yes, for you guys’ sake, let’s definitely keep it alive. Maurio are you ready? – Ready. – Mark are you ready? – I’m ready if you’re ready. (blows air) – Alright I am going to
slide the warrior wasp off to the side. You stay there buddy. I’m going to place the net, right in the middle
of the table, and just like I did
with the tarantula hawk, I’m then going to replace
the capsule right there and I’m going to
lift up the net. See that, good. You guys got that shot. – [Cameraman] Yep. – I’m now going to
remove the glass capsule and let the wasp– – [Cameraman] A little
delicate procedure. – Ohh!
– Okay. – The wasp is in the net. I’m gonna gently pin it,
and I need to grab it right at the back of its thorax. Got it! Perfect hold. Okay, wow! There we have it! Okay, I’m gonna have
to do this quick. And that is about as good a
hold as I am going to get. Whoa look at that stinger. (suspenseful music) I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the warrior wasp. Here we go. One. Two. (suspenseful music) (screaming) (screaming) Ooohh! God! Arrgh! – [Cameraman] Are you alright? – Ahhhh! Ahhhh! – [Cameraman] Talk to
me, what are you feelin’? – Oh man! Oh man, yep, don’t be sad! Oh man (faint speaking)
really quickly. So far, not as bad as
the bullet ant though. Oooh, nope, nope, nope, hold on. Arrgh! Oooh, sharp shooting pain! There’s the sting
zone, right there. You see that, oh my gosh! My arm is swellin’ up
really, really quickly! Arrgh! Hold on, back to the
table, back to the table! Okay, so what is happening
right now is the venom is getting into my
bloodstream, right. And what’s happening
is it is breaking down the membranes around
my blood cells, and it’s causing
them to scatter. Now there’s cells in there
that are neurons, right. Those neurons are sending
messages to my brain that are screaming
pain, pain, pain, and trust me, when I say
there’s massive amounts of pain going through my arm right now! (groans) Initial onset is not as
bad as the bullet ant, but it’s an electrical
shock similar to that of the tarantula hawk. Hold on, let me compose
myself here for a second. Arrgh, oooh, oh my gosh, the pain is actually
getting worse, as time goes on, and I don’t
know if that’s actually the venom taking hold or
that’s just the neurons firing to my brain, saying you are in a lot
of pain right now Coyote. Hold on guys, give me a second. Arrgh! See the red! – [Cameraman] You
seem more squirmy. Arrgh! – [Cameraman] You
can’t sit still. – This is more of
a continuous sting than the bullet ant was. This is, this keeps firing. This just keeps firing. God this GoPro. Arrgh! (suspenseful music) – [Cameraman] Let me know
if I need to be worried. Talk to me. – I’m trying to just mentally like absorb the pain right now. And we’re tired. We’ve been working hard all
day and it’s hot out here. I’m light-headed. You know, when you get
into a really hot shower, and the steam sets on and you
feel like you’re gonna faint, I do feel like I’m
getting close to fainting and that is not good. I’m just trying to
control my breathing. Arrgh, look at that welt. Man! That thing walloped me! I can only imagine
what it would be like to be swarmed by these. Just a single sting dwarfs
the sting of a yellow jacket. The initial sting was not as
painful as the tarantula hawk, but then it set in, and it
was electrical in nature. It felt like an electrical
current going into my arm, and I was over here, I was
hitting the ground saying it’s not as bad
as the bullet ant, but in its own way,
it’s different, because the bullet ant hit me,
and then just kept radiating. This feels like I’m being
stung over and over and over. – [Cameraman] Man
it’s really swollen. It usually doesn’t
swell quickly. – Look at that. Go ahead, put your hand out. Feel the tauntness
of my forearm. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. – And you can see–
– Oh yeah. – [Cameraman] Big time. – [Coyote] The stinger
insertion point is definitely swollen. It is very much isolated. It almost looks like a little BB or something underneath my skin. – [Cameraman] You know,
you’re reacting more like you did with the bees, with that immediate welt. – And my body may start to
react differently to venoms. At this point I’m just
feelin’ really light-headed, very hot, my arm is very
hot and I’m not necessarily a state of paralysis
like the tarantula hawk, but my– – [Cameraman] Any tightness
in your chest or– – Not my chest! Tightness in my hand,
like this motion, squeezing of my hand, is very,
very difficult right now. I’m really having a hard
time squeezing down a fist, and you can see the swelling
is setting in there. It does still feel, like
pins and needles in my arm, but I know, that everybody
wants me to answer the question. Is the sting from the
warrior wasp more painful than the bullet ant? I would definitely say that
the bullet ant is worse. However, keep this in mind. If you come across a bullet
ant while you’re out there venturing through the
rainforest of Costa Rica, let’s say one lands on your arm, falls out of tree,
and stings you, you can easily brush it off. However, if you stumble upon
a nest of warrior wasps, and you disturb it, you’re
going to have thousands of angry insects attacking you, and not only are they
going to be attacking, but they are going to
be chasing as you run through the underbrush. Now, imagine if you were
to talk sting after sting after sting, it could
potentially be lethal. So word to the wise, if you’re out there in the
rainforest of Costa Rica, simply admire these animals
from a safe distance and always pay attention
to your surroundings. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild! We’ll see you on
the next adventure! Hey, wait a second, (needle scratching record) I feel like we’re
missing something. – What? – [Coyote] You famous line. – Oh, you didn’t
notice my t-shirt. – [Coyote] Oh. – I been wearing
this all day man. – Cool!
– Check it out! – I read the comments guys. – [Coyote] As I hike back
through the sweltering rainforest, I could feel
the physical and mental exhaustion setting in. Yet I knew there was still
one thing left to do. Alright guys well, my arm is in considerable pain right now, but as always it is time
to release the creature back into the wild. What I’m gonna do is
open up the capsule, and let this warrior wasp fly
right back up to its nest. Slowly opening the capsule I
released this fearless warrior and watched as it
returned to the nest. I felt a sense of completion. My personal mountain, known as
the insect sting pain index, had finally been conquered. It was a long painful journey, but as I climbed
past the cow killer, traversed the tarantula hawk, battled the bullet ant, now
withstood the warrior wasps, I felt as if I had finally
reached the summit. However, as I stood upon
this moment in time, it seemed to pass in a flash, as I was quickly reminded
that the universe will always present
it’s next challenge when you least expect it. Alright guys, so we have
looked up vespid wasps of Latin American, and I
have found out what this is. Just after we finished
filming the warrior wasp, we came upon a species
whose sting had yet to be officially
documented and ranked on the insect sting pain index. Could this sleeping
giant be the dark horse that would emerge
from the shadows to claim the throne as the
newly established king of sting? There is only one
way to find out. I’m going to be stung
by the executioner wasp. If you are excited to
see how bad the sting of the executioner wasp
is, make sure to go back and pay homage to the
reigning king of sting, the bullet ant, and
don’t forget subscribe to join me and the crew on
this season of Breaking Trail! Oh my gosh this is it! (howling) (birds chirping)

Warrior Wasp ANTIDOTE?


– [Coyote] Okay I’m gonna
have to do this quick. And that is about as good a
hold as I am going to get. – [Man] Oh I can
see the stinger. – Wow, look at that stinger. (dramatic music) (sighs) I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the warrior wasp. Here we go. One, two, three. (dramatic music) (yelling) – [Man] You’re
turning red already. (yelling) Talk to me, what
are you feelin’? – Oh man. Oh man, yep, oh it’s bad. Oh man it’s gettin’ a lot worse. – Is it?
– Really quickly. So far not as bad as
the bullet ant though. (yelling) Nope, nope, nope, hold on. (yelling) It’s a sharp shooting pain. There’s the sting
zone right there. See that, oh my gosh man,
my arm is swellin’ up really, really quickly. (yelling) Hold on, back to the
table, back to the table. Okay so what is
happening right now is the venom is getting
into my bloodstream, right? And what’s happening
is it is breaking down the membranes around
my blood cells. And it’s causing
them to scatter. Now there’s cells in there
that are neurons, right? Those neurons are sending
messages to my brain that are screaming,
“Pain, pain, pain.” And trust me when I say
there’s massive amounts of pain goin’ through
my arm right now. Initial onset is not as
bad as the bullet ant. But it’s an electrical
shock similar to that of the tarantula hawk. (breathing heavily) Hold on, let me compose
myself here for a second. (yelling) Oh my gosh the pain is
actually getting worse as time goes on. And I don’t know if that’s
actually the venom taking hold or that’s just the neurons
firing to my brain saying, “You are in a lot of
pain right now Coyote.” Hold on guys, give me a second. (yelling) You see the red? – You seem more squirmy.
(yelling) Like you can’t sit still. – This is more of
a continuous sting than the bullet ant was. This keeps firing. This just keep firing. Cut this GoPro. (yelling) (upbeat jungle music)
(airplane flying) – [Man] Alright Coyote,
it’s time for the aftermath. The warrior wasp
after sting special. – Yeah, you know it’s
interesting between when we stopped filming and now, ’cause we took a little
bit of a water break after we wrapped the episode. Look at this dark
spot in my vein. Do you see that? It’s almost like a
broken blood vessel or something like that. And you can see just how
red the sting zone is. It’s interesting,
my forearm reacts in a very similar way to
every sting that I take. But this one specifically
does still feel like pins and needles coursing through my forearm.
– You actually turn your arm, you can see where it crests out.
– Yeah, oh yeah. It’s almost like you
can feel it right there. It feels like a golf
ball under there. – Yeah, it’s like a goose egg, like if you hit
your head real hard. – Yeah. – So you’re impressed. – Yeah, no I am
definitely impressed. It wasn’t quite the
theatrics of the bullet ant. But to be honest with you guys, it was painful but not
as bad as I expected. And I think at this
point we do know that the bullet ant
is the king of sting. It holds strong on it’s throne
and that’s totally cool, totally respect that. But what we wanna do
now is actually apply a little relief to my arm ’cause it is really
hot and really stinging and you guys know we
always use Sting Kill. So let’s see how Sting
Kill works up against the sting of a warrior wasp. Will this help with the burning? Works against bullet
ants and yellow jackets so I’m gonna go ahead and wager that this is gonna feel great. Let’s see here. Oh there it is. The green
(scoffs) now that’ll wake you up. Benzocaine and menthol. My two favorite things. Oh yeah. That’s nice. You know what guys? Sting Kill is in
my adventure pack and in an instance like this, I’m going to apply it because
we do have a very long hike out of the rainforest
back to our jungle camp. And I just wanna make sure
that my body is reacting well to the venom. And back to the actual
sting of the warrior wasp. It is very different than any of the other stings I’ve taken. And it does feel like the
venom is continuing to work and trigger my neurons
to say, “Oh sharp pain.” And then a couple seconds
later, “Oh sharp pain.” And that’s what I’m
experiencing right now, just continuous pain. Have you ever pricked
your finger on the tip of a cactus or on an
actual sewing needle or a safety pin?
– Oh yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.
(yelling) – Oh no.
(yelling) (laughing) Now it’s in your hand.
– Coyote. – Yeah?
– Why do you always get me in these situations?
– Sorry man. – Like a band-aid?
– Like a band-aid. (yelling)
(laughing) – Oh my gosh that hurts. (laughing)
– Imagine what I’m goin’ through now? – Oh my gosh, it feels so
much worse to you right now. – Oh first blood, first blood.
– Okay. – That’s what it feels
like every few seconds. It’s just like boop, boop, boop. And it kind of radiates in
this entire egg looking area on my forearm. Look at that, you can see
all the liquid under the skin at this point. See that when I move the
– Oh yeah. – [Coyote] See it
move in my skin? – [Man] It’s almost
like a water balloon. – [Coyote] Yeah, now that
is my body’s natural defense to the venom. It is forcing water
into this area so that the liquid breaks down the concentration of the venom. That venom is working
very hard right now to keep me in pain. Now imagine if you were to stumble upon a
warrior wasp nest and be stung many times. It would be extremely bad. Especially if you
were stung in the face or your neck or near your eyes. The arm, look how much swelling
there is in just in arms so I can imagine if you were
stung all over your body, it would be really, really bad. – [Man] So Coyote out of all the insects that you’ve
been stung by so far, which one has been
the most intimidating? – Definitely the tarantula hawk. Nothing could ever take the
place of how intimidating that insect was, it was massive. I imagined that the warrior
wasp would be a lot larger than it was when I
actually saw it in person. But when it comes down to it, often times it’s
size that is scarier but not always the sting
that is more potent. A smaller creature like
that has more powerful venom to help ward off any
potential predators. – Would you say the warrior wasp is worse than the
tarantula hawk? – It lasted longer. At this point, my
arm definitely still was not in pain from
the tarantula hawk. And I still have
pins and needles going through my
forearm right now, yeah. I’m still in pain, I’m just
managing to compose myself really well right now. – I got a question.
– Yeah. – Can we maybe take
on another challenge? Like fluffiest animal out there? – Like what’s the cutest baby
animal that exists out there? I don’t know, Coyote
pack, you tell us. Do you want us to climb
the cute baby animal index so that we can get
the cutest animals up close for the cameras? I’m sure everybody’s writing in the comment
section right now, “Cute animals no, unless you’re
gonna get bitten by ’em.” – [Man] What about
the slimiest creature? – [Coyote] Slimiest
creatures, yeah. I’m sure we could come
up with our own index to climb with a number
of different cool things about these animals. But when it comes to stings, yeah guys, I believe we
are at the end of the road as far as what has been tested
out before and what we know. – [Man] But the adventure
continues right? There’s a whole lot
of adventure ahead. – Oh yeah, more
episodes than you guys can possibly imagine. The brave wilderness
train is a rollin’ and trust me guys, heading into 2018 it’s
going to be absolutely epic. I’m Coyote Peterson,
be brave, stay wild, we’ll see you on
the next location. – [Man] Ready for some dinner? – Ready for some more adventure. – [Man] Let’s do it. (dramatic music) – Alright guys, so we have
looked up vespid wasps of Latin America, and I
have found out what this is. Just after we finished
filming the warrior wasp, we came upon a
species who’s sting had yet to be
officially documented and ranked on the
insect sting pain index. Could this sleeping
giant be the dark horse that would emerge
from the shadows to claim the throne as the
newly established king of sting? There was only one
way to find out. I’m going to be stung
by the executioner wasp. Did you see the full
warrior wasp sting episode? If not, make sure
to go back and watch as I go skin to stinger
against this incredible insect. And don’t forget, subscribe
so you can join me and the crew on our
next big adventure. (coyote howling)

Bee Beard GONE WRONG!


– [Coyote] I am
getting nervous now. – [Chris] No turning
back now buddy. – [Cameraman] You alright? – I’m getting stung a lot. Alright, gotta get ’em off. – [Chris] Go ahead
and just jump. Real hard. – They’re all on my face. My eyes! – [Narrator] From high in
the sky, the Sonoran Desert looks like an endless
expanse of rocky terrain that is speckled with cacti. Hidden amongst this
unforgiving environment exists a world of animals, many of which can be
difficult to spot. However, today is going
to be a little different, as instead of looking
for the animals, they’re literally going to be
placed right in front of us. Or in my case,
directly on my skin. – That’s a lot of bees. – [Narrator] With the goal
to prove that honey bees are not just out to sting
you, or so I thought. The crew and I headed out
to Life’s Sweet Honey Farms where I will be
working alongside bee specialist, Chris Britton. Chris and his team
specialize in safely removing bee swarms from
residential areas, honey farming, and per my
special request, bee beards. – [Chris] This
the craziest thing you’ve done this
morning, Coyote? – [Coyote] Sure is. Other
than shave off my fur beard. – [Narrator] Ah yes, the beard. I’m sure you were wondering, Coyote, what in the world
happened to your fur beard? Well, the answer
to that question is that I shaved
it off to make room for the nearly 3,000
European honey bees that will soon be
swarming all over my face. Get ready for the newest trend in facial hair
fashion, the bee beard. The following scene was
filmed on private property and under the supervision
of bee specialists. A single sting has the
potential to be fatal. Never approach a bee
hive in the wild. – Okay well, we’re gonna
start the preparation here. Chris is actually going
to apply Vaseline, you said to my nose, and
my ears, and near my eyes, so that the bees don’t go into these holes
in my face, right? – Well, you’re either gonna
look homeless with a beard or we’re gonna look like
a nice manicured beard. So this is a pseudo-queen. This is basically a
queen pheromone lure. So this is what’s going
to push those bees to actually gather somewhere because they’re actually looking
for that queen pheromone. They’ve been
separated for a while, so this is what’s gonna
actually hold them on your face. Okay, so we’re gonna put
this underneath your chin. – [Cameraman] So this is
gonna be the attractant. – This is the attractant. – Alright guys. Well I think we have reached
the final moment here. It’s either back out
or get covered by bees, and I don’t think there’s any
backing out at this point. I have the pheromone
attached to my chin. Got a GoPro here,
GoPro on my shoulder, both of your cameras going. Now wait, wait, wait, wait. Before we go through with this,
how do I get the bees off? What if something goes wrong? What do I do? – Good luck, man. I’m just gonna drive away. (Coyote laughs) Nothing’s gonna go wrong when
it comes down to the bees. If they get to the point where they are
stinging excessively, you can just shake
off real quick. – Put these in your pocket. – Epinephrine pens. Just in case this
really goes wrong. I am getting nervous now. Now I’m getting nervous. I’m Coyote Peterson and
I’m about to take on the bee beard challenge. Are you ready? – [Chris] Yep. – Okay, let’s do this. – [Chris] No turning
back now buddy. Come on girls. Come on girls, up you go. – [Cameraman] How you
feeling now Coyote? – It’s a lot of bees. It’s tough to talk. – [Cameraman] There’s a
bee right on your nose. – I feel it. – [Cameraman] That’s
a lot of bees. Are you feeling nervous? Have you been stung yet? – No stings yet. – [Cameraman] That’s good. That
means you’re remaining calm. – My leg is shaking. Stung on the lip. – [Cameraman] It’s stuck on you. You alright? Be brave. – My neck is consumed. – [Cameraman] I’m gonna
take a couple steps back. I just got stung. Right in my hand. I didn’t realize we were getting swarmed by bees this morning. – There a lot of bees on me? – You got it. You got this. – Getting stung a lot. I’ve gotten stung
about six times. Ow, my neck is
getting stung again. – This is what we
start with right here. We just get more for the
bees to start on him. Then what they’re gonna do is they’re gonna
emit a pheromone, and it’s a location pheromone, and those bees are just gonna
start basically migrating. So now I can actually just
basically hold this right here and they’re gonna all
start marching up, watch. – Are all the bees out? – [Chris] No. – My lip is swelling up. – [Chris] You’re alright. – [Cameraman] You definitely
have a full neck of bees. – I can feel them all. – [Cameraman] Are you
still getting stung? – No, not right now. – [Cameraman] So what is Coyote- – It stung the lip again! Same spot. It’s really starting to hurt. – [Cameraman] Wow, Coyote there. You are just
covered in bees man. – It’s actually turning
out pretty well. – Lip! Alright, I think I
need to get them off. – Are you okay or
you want them off? – It’s a lot of pain. – [Cameraman] But
you’ve almost got it. You’re so close. – Go ahead. – [Cameraman] You
got it, you got it. Power through, you got this. You already got
stung, you can do it. – My eyes. I’m getting stung a lot. Alright, gotta get ’em off. – [Chris] Go ahead
and just jump. Real hard. You
just knock ’em off. – They’re all on my face. My eyes! – [Cameraman] You alright? – Smoke me, I’m
getting stung a lot. – [Chris] You got
stung quite a bit. – There’s one on my hand. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. I guess
he just stung you big time. – [Chris] You got
stung a bunch bud. – Can I walk away? Oh man, my face hurts. – [Cameraman] You
should see the sting you have in your neck. – Oh my gosh. – [Cameraman] Are you okay? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. – [Cameraman] Is your
tongue swelling up? The tongue is the indicator. – No, not yet, but
my face is on fire. – [Cameraman] Oh man, okay. I think we’re good now. It’s only a couple bees
and they’re just following the pheromone on your face. Hold on, you still got
stingers all in your ears. Oh my gosh. Let me see if I
can get them out. – Dude, I got stung
like so many times. All of a sudden, all at once
they started stinging my face. And on my ears. – [Cameraman] I wanna get
the stinger out of your ear. – [Chris] You okay bud? – Sorry, I was just
getting a lot of stings. – No, it’s fine buddy. You got ’em through your
shirt and everything. For some odd reason,
all of the sudden, they started just absolutely
going to town on you. You can see, look
at that right there. That actually literally… – [Cameraman] It drew blood. – [Chris] Yeah, it got
blood to the surface. You just got stung like 40
times in the face by honey bees. – [Cameraman] 40! I don’t think that was
supposed to happen Chris. – [Chris] I don’t know why. I wasn’t getting all blasted up. I mean, I got stung
like once or twice but he was literally
just getting beat up. – Oh my gosh. Dude, my face is in so
much pain right now. – [Cameraman] You alright? How’s the tongue? – Really, really painful. My tongue is not
swollen but my entire, my lips, I can’t feel my lips. – [Cameraman] Where’s Mario at? – [Chris] He’s
over there filming. – [Cameraman] Hey, tell
him to come over here. – [Chris] Hey Mario. – [Cameraman] Mario! – [Chris] He’s probably
covered up by bee sounds still. – [Cameraman] Come over here. Was it worth it? – Oh man, I can see
my lip in the lens. – [Cameraman] You don’t wanna
look at yourself right now. You don’t wanna look
in a mirror right now. – Well, I guess I better
give you some sort of outro of where I can’t talk
’cause I find that my lips are not working
properly at the moment. – [Cameraman] Alright,
I’m gonna try to be calm. Alright, go for it. – I’m gonna be calm. I think based on
the look on my face, the bee beard is not
the new fashion trend. I lasted for about
a minute and a half with my face covered
in around 3,000 bees. Once they started stinging my
lips, it got really painful. They were swarming
around my eyes. I was getting stung on my hands, on my arms, on my
forehead, on my ears, but it was definitely the lips as you can see from how
swollen they are right now that were the worst. I’d definitely say
that the bee beard was an experience
worth experiencing. So far I haven’t had any major
adverse allergic reactions other than just this
localized swelling on my hands and on my face. – [Cameraman] (laughing)
You can hardly tell. – You think this looks okay? – [Cameraman] You
can hardly tell. – I can tell you guys are
having a real hard time not laughing while we’re
trying to get this outro. We counted around two dozen
stings on my body at this point. My lips are swelling up. My eyes swelling up. As you see, the drool’s
coming out of my mouth. But I’m Coyote Peterson,
and that was the bee beard. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Oh, that’s painful. – [Narrator] When it
was all said and done, we counted a total of 32 stings that spanned my face,
lips, ears, neck, and arms. The neurotoxin of the
European honey bee is very specialized
and is notorious for causing extreme
localized swelling. For me, this began immediately, and despite the
disfigured, lumpy, baked potato look of my face, I actually handled the
venom very positively, and within 48 hours, was
completely back to normal. – Now the guys have
their bee suits on and they’re gonna put the
bees back into their hives. So far, about 30
minutes have gone by. No anaphylactic shock
so I should be just fine other than the fact that my face looks like the face
of the elephant man. Now I can see in the
reflection of your glasses, it is not pretty. It is not pretty. – [Narrator] If you were
wondering how this compared to the single sting
from a bullet ant, I can honestly say it was worse. As compared to the warrior wasp, I guess we will just
have to wait and see. If you thought wearing a beard of European honey
bees was intense, wait until you see what happens when we go up against a
swarm of 30,000 killer bees to extract some wild honey. Don’t forget, subscribe so
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Breaking Trail.

STUNG by a VELVET ANT!

STUNG by a VELVET ANT!


– 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. (dramatic music) (yelling) (dramatic 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
fags and stingers, Arizona 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 up 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
sting can be incredibly painful. Yeah, he got me, he bit me? – [Mark] Are 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! – [Mark] Got one? – Yeah, yeah, he’s right there on the other side of that log. I get my pack off. Yes! Hold on, no, he’s
underneath the log. I just started to tip
it, I saw he ran back, hold on a second. – [Mark] I saw him. – [Coyote] Did you see it? – [Mark] He ducked — again. (dramatic music) – [Coyote] There
it is, there it is. – [Mark] Get ‘im, get
‘im, don’t lose ‘im. – Ah! Yes, yes, look at that! – [Mark] Whoo! (laughing) – Oh, he almost got into
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? Kinda 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 leaches,
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 who 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 wanna 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] Yeah,
are they delicate? – 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 damage. Come ‘ere. Oh. – [Mark] Gettin’
away, gettin’ away. – [Coyote] I got it, I got it. – [Mark] 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 to for me to
actually take a sting. Are you guys getting nervous? I’ll tell ya 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
Epinephrine Pen on location, just in case I have an
allergic reaction to the sting. Alright, Mark signaling me
that it is time, here we go. I’m about to be stung by
the velvet ant, here we go. – [Mark] Alright, Coyote,
well it’s about that time. – Yeah. – [Mark] How are we
gonna pull this off? I see we have, camera-wise,
we have a GoPro, small camera right next to me. Oh hey, there’s Chance. Chance over there. What’s the game
plan for this sting? 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 up, 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. 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 on my forearm, and with any luck the
ant is going to sting me. Here we go, ready? – [Mark] Let’s do
it, here comes the– – 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. Oh boy, I can its
abdomen kinda pumpin’. My heart is going now. – [Mark] Any second
it could happen. – Yeah, any second
it could sting me. (heavy breathing) Ooh, ooh, ohh, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, it’s biting at my skin! It’s biting at the edge of the
container trying to get out. And that stinger’s gonna be like a little hypodermic
needle going into my skin. (heavy breathing) This is intense. The glass was 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. – [Mark] Whoo. – Ahhh. – [Mark] How do you feel? – Ahh, 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, cutting GoPro. Okay, alright, 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] It seems this
is gonna do it, isn’t it? – Yeah. Hold on, I need a second. My heart’s like, oh, 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. – [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, okay. – [Mark] So that
stinger is gonna go all the way under your skin? – Yeah, it’s gonna go
right into my skin. – [Mark] Yeah, I’m ready. (dramatic music) Oh boy. (dramatic music) Alright, here we go. – You ready? Alright, 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? Get your shot, I’m gonna
place it right down on my arm. – [Mark] Got it. – Here we go, with my arm shakin’. And, go. (dramatic music) Ow! (grunting) Okay, let me get back here. – [Mark] You alright? What’re you feelin’? – Oh wow, oh wow, okay. (heavy breathing) Give me a second. Oh my gosh! – [Mark] You alright? – Oh yeah. – [Mark] What are you feeling,
what does it feel like? – Give me a second,
give me a second. (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh, guys,
this is super bad. Move this out of the way. (yelling) (heavy breathing) Hold on, I gotta try to
control my heart rate. Try to get a tight shot of it right there where
the stinger went it, you need to see there’s blood. Okay, try to get a shot
’cause I can get up and 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 could feel it
insert into my arm. (grunting) – [Mark] You gonna be alright? – 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’s worse than a harvester ant, it is worse than a fire ant. It feels like I’m getting
stung over and over again. You could see the welt
starting to form on my arm. – [Mark] Oh man, yeah,
there’s a welt, big time. Describe the pain, is it
like a pulsating pain, a stabbing pain? – The 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 then it’s like– Oh, that is powerful. I can see why they
call ’em cow killers. Oh, that is some intense
pain right there. How long has it been, about? – [Mark] About seven minutes. – Seven minutes? Now they say the pain from
this lasts for about 30, I have about 23 minutes to
go, guys, 23 minutes to go. (yelling) 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’s the stinger
insertion point right there and it is swollen,
and it is very tender, and you could see how red the
entire radius is of the sting. And 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– 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. (yelling and grunting) 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’s 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’ll be just fine. If you missed the painfully
entertaining conclusion to my climb up the
insect sting pain index make sure to go back and watch, Stung by an Executioner Wasp. And don’t forget, subscribe
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on our next wild adventure. (coyote howling)