Yesterday afternoon took my dad pigeon shooting on some stubble, had a great time - didn't shoot many as like most pigeon shooters will say there is so much food around that one shot and they were gone for half an hour or so...
At five we packed up having shot a dozen or so, got everything in the 4 x 4 and decided to go have a look around and see how far the havesting had progressed (this perm is half dairy/wheat) so after driving around and seeing the extent of the fields harvested we headed home back along one of the tracks, turned the corner and a fairly largish woman was shaking her head, screaming, and then dropped rolled, got up screamed and whilst all this was happening was waving her arms franticly.
She had been picking fruit and had disturbed a wasps nest, we drove to within 40yards and could see her and her dog were now covered in hundreds of wasps. So my father jumped out and shouted for her to run to the maize at the top of the field (200 yards) as he did the wasps turned on us and she ran, he jumped back in and we drove around her and carried on quickly to the top of the field to help. She eventually got to the top of the field having stopped a couple of times (to call her dog - a daft yorkie) to which we shouted to her to carry on. When she got to us she was a right mess, and still covered in hundreds of wasps.
I told her to run around in the maize as it would knock them off of her, and to not stop until she could not hear buzzing. After 2-3 minutes of running around she emerged, very distressed, crying and looking very puffed up. My dad then used his baseball cap (cammo cap) to knock another 2-3 hundred wasps off of her from under her arm pits, neck and back. Her under arms were running with blood and her face looked like it was starting to swell up. having got what we could see off, l gave her some kitchen roll used usually for dabbing out blood form deer carcasses. She jump on board and we went to get the dog - which incidently had sat still, was still covered - my dad again jumped out (this being only 20 yards form the nest) swiped them all off with his cap - threw that on board and we rushed her to Stoke Mandeville A & E and walked her in in full cammo (minus jacket).
Two paramedic's took her off of us and said she was going into shock, and we then finally left them to it. Then on the way back dropped her dog off at her home with her lodger!
So i reckon l've done my good deed!
Her friend rang last night to say she was home, and was stung 308 times - ouch -