Some jobs have more hazards than others. Police officers and firefighters are faced with emergency situations nearly every day, roofers have to risk their lives on a daily basis by getting on top of buildings and houses to get the job done, and truck drivers have to commute across country, sitting behind the wheel for countless hours while being put in harms way on the not so safe roads. These are just some of the many jobs that involve more danger than say, the nine to five in an office cubicle.
When Moncks Corner resident, Robert McDougal had to move a camper in his storage yard, he didn’t think much about it considering he was the owner of Hurry Up Towing and made a living off of moving and towing large pieces of equipment. But, as soon as he used a forklift to raise the camper, he realized that his life was at risk. He knew that he had to stay still for at least twenty minutes when help was due to arrive.
Beneath the camper, McDougal saw a yellow jacket nest that was 10 feet long and 7 feet wide, and 2 feet high, far larger than any nest he had seen before. Luckily, Eric “Critter” McCool from McCool’s Wildlife Control and Bee Extractions showed up to the scene and was prepared to take on the massive nest of what he estimated had 350,000 wasps or yellow jackets.