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Woman Finds Giant Asian Hornet In Her Closet

| by Jonathan Constante

A Japanese woman was shocked after she reportedly found a giant Asian hornet crawling through the sweaters in her closet.

The giant creature was identified as an Asian hornet, or vespa mandarinia, the Daily Mail reported.

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The insect is native to the mountains of Japan. They are also known as osuzumebachi, or sparrow bee. They reportedly possess a powerful venom strong enough to dissolve human tissue.

The woman found the Asian hornet on one of the sweaters in her closet. It was about 3 inches long. She was reportedly able to dispose of the bee without being stung or injuring it.

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Asian hornets were blamed for the death of six people in France in 2015, Metro UK reported. The victims died as a result of anaphylaxis from the bee stings. The bees were believed to have been imported on a Chinese pot plant.

Sources: Daily Mail, Metro UK / Photo Credit: Sun_S_K/Twitter