Saturday, April 19, 2014

European Tour: Golfer Pablo Larrazabal Flees Hornet Attack by Jumping in Lake at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club

Golfer Pablo Larrazabal makes birdie after being attacked by a swarm of hornets and jumping in a lake to avoid them.

Spain's Pablo Larrazabal's was attacked by a swarm of hornets at the Maybank Malaysian Open after hitting a chip shot on the 14th hole (his fifth of his round) Friday. Larrazabal was attacked by dozens of the swarming pests before finally deciding to escape the danger by jumping into the lake. He is reported to have been stung about 20 times.

"(These) were no bees," The European Tour golfer said in a video posted on the tour's official website. "(These) were triple-size of bees. They were huge. Like 30-to-40 of them start to attack me big time. I didn't know what to do."

The Asian Predatory Wasp is known to nest in trees in Malaysia.  The Banded hornet is also known to inhabit Malaysia.

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