5,000 Wasps Built a Nest in This Bed

Wasps build giant nest on a bed
Wasps built a giant nest on a bed in a house in Winchester, Hampshire, England.John Birkett / Solent News - Rex via AP

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A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed. The insects had chewed through the mattress and pillows to build the nest, which was three feet wide and a foot-and-a-half deep.

"In 45 years I have never seen anything like it," pest controller John Birkett said. "There must have been 5,000 wasps. It was a job to deal with it."

— The Associated Press