Murder hornet 2021 – Giant-size wasp insect found near Seattle in first US sighting this year

A GIANT hornet capable of killing humans and wiping out entire beehives was discovered north of Seattle on Wednesday, causing major concerns for authorities.

It was the first sighting of the dangerous “murder hornet” in North America this year.

A resident found the dead hornet on his lawn in Snohomish County on June 4 and reported it immediately to agriculture officials.

Scientists have warned for months that the killer species poses a massive public health threat.

Asian Giant Hornets can use their sharp jaws to tear through human skin, one expert has said.

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