|Having a dunk after being stung.|
All three boys had a major run in with a wasps nest last Sunday and it was not a pleasant experience for any of them.
Hubby and I had taken the boys to Gwepra Parc in North Wales for a bit of a swim and a run around the meadows. Unfortunately on their first dip, they were so excited, and running around like lunatics, they must have disturbed a wasps nest.
Poor Innes got the brunt of them and was whizzing around in circles after being stung, Blue got away with a few stings and hubby had about eight. Once back up the bank there was a lot of arm waving and swatting away of the pesky critters.
I got all the stragglers off hubby and we then checked out the boys. Wasps apparently bury themselves in their fur so they can continue stinging. We spent quite a while flicking wasps of them (even from the more delicate areas!!) and trying to get them to calm down.
We took them to the swimming hole so they could get rid of any that were still clinging on for dear life. Poor Innes got himself so worked up he tried to climb out next to the waterfall, which is a shear rock face.
Eventually after having a swim and more fur checking, they seem to settle down a bit. When we walked them through the meadow they did get a bit skittish about anything that touched them, but all in all they were non the worse for the experience. A call to the vet and an anti-histamine later and all was well. Hubby on the other hand was in quite a bit of pain, especially as he'd been stung on the side of the face.
Next time we're staying closer to home and going for a walk along the beach!!