bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Wasps protect fortress

The Sigiriya rock fortress in Sri Lanka was built in AD475 by a Sri Lankan king as an impregnable fortress on a huge black rock (great pic). Now it's a major tourist attraction visited by hundreds of thousands each year. But wasps have taken on the role of protectors. Today nearly 40 sightseers were taken to hospital after a wasp attack — the second such attack this year.


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