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Yellow Jackets Invade Mobile Home

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POSTED: 3:15 pm EDT May 18, 2004

UPDATED: 3:43 pm EDT May 18, 2004

Central Florida is abuzz over a recent discovery.

A huge hive was found inside an abandoned mobile home in Hillsborough County.

No one knows how long it was there, but the yellow jacket hive was about the size of a minivan and growing.

Authorities estimated the hive held some 200,000 yellow jackets.

Once an exterminator calmed the insects with chemicals, the hive was cut up and removed.

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Authorities found a giant yellow jacket hive in Hillsborough County, Fla.

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The yellow jackets made their hive in an abandoned mobile home.

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Officials said the hive was as big as a minivan.

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The hive spilled out a window in the end of the mobile home.

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The hive held an estimated 200,000 yellow jackets.

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An exterminator calmed the insects so the hive could be destroyed.

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The hive took up at least half the mobile home.

NBC5 News

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