Ouch, that hurt! in Geocaching topics Posted May 18, 2008 It was late afternoon or early evening. The sky was clouding up and it was quickly getting dark. You could smell that rain was on it's way. One more cache to finish the day I figured. I go into the woods and there is a lot of tree cover. My gps is once again sending me in different directions. I must have had a dozen different gzs in a 5o foot radius. I have never seen so many possible hiding places in such a small area. It's getting darker and the rain is just starting. I start looking under logs and in hollows. I'm searching quickly so I don't get caught in a downpour. Now I start stumbling and tripping over everything and fall down. I grab a hold of what looks like a nice sturdy branch to help pull myself up with, then it suddenly breaks. What happened next was not real pretty. I felt a burning sensation on my back. I stop to scratch it and find out that I tore open a bees nest. Little buggers, but they carried big bats. Bigger than a house fly but smaller than a honey bee. Dark and fuzzy. I don't know what kind they were. Anyway, my shirt comes flying off as I try to keep them away by swinging it around. As I go running from the woods, I'm going through thorns and raspberry canes and two different kinds of burrs. I'm all scratched, stung and bloody running down the middle of the road for my truck. I can only imagine what kind of sight it must have been. Went back a few days later to finally find the cache. Quite nervously I might add. WOW!!!! That's hardcore, I would have just kept the DNF after an experience like that. Good for you!