Young Cash narrates sections of the video and is particularly informative about the creatures. “The tarantula hawk is trying to paralyze the tarantula so that it could drag it back to its burrow and lay an egg on its abdomen,” he said.
The two bugs battle it out for a full four minutes before the tarantula finally succumbs to the tarantula hawk wasp’s deadly sting. This particular type of wasp specifically hunts out tarantulas.
“When the egg hatches, it feeds off the still living tarantula until it becomes an adult wasp, which takes about a month. I wasn’t scared about the hawk paralyzing me, as it was so focused on the tarantula so I knew it wasn’t going to sting me.” That being said, the entire Perry family remains safe and was likely not in any real danger. As long as the battling bugs were left alone, they were not going to have a sudden interest in human flesh.
Watch the entire epic battle through the safety of your screen here:
Some insects do attacks humans, such as the swarms of locusts in the unbelievable video below. See how fishermen in Russia were attacked when the air around them suddenly filled with thousands of flying locusts! It looks like one of the plagues out of the Bible and has to be seen to be believed:
Locusts are a type of short-horned grasshopper with a swarming phase. Some do usually arrive every year to feed on crops, but locals believe that due to unusually warm weather, locust populations have exploded. I hope I never have a creepy-crawly encounter like either of these…