Guy Let’s Himself Get Stung By ‘Tarantula Hawk’
The Tarantula Hawk. Sounds just as terrifying as it really is. It's a spider wasp that hunts tarantulas. It's also the state insect of New Mexico. So yeah, they're in this area.
Thankfully they are generally docile and don't attack humans. But on the pain index, the Schmidt sting pain index, it comes in only second to the bullet ant. The pain is incredibly intense and is supposed to last about three minutes. One researcher has said it is:
"...immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one's ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations."
So yeah, it's a pretty intense sting. Just hope you never run into an angry one in the wild. Because even if the rest of them are relatively docile, there's always that one a##hole in the group. And if you run into that guy, (as Frankie MacDonald would say) "be prepared" for intense pain. Don't believe me? Just watch this guy get stung by one.