Video Of Guy Experiencing The Second Most Painful Insect Sting

October 18, 2016


This is a video of Mountain Lion Jackson Coyote Peterson letting a tarantula hawk (a species of spider wasp) sting his arm. The sting of the tarantula hawk is allegedly the second most painful on the planet (previously: him taking the third most painful sting, of the cow killer wasp), although, like an unexperienced lover, it only lasts three minutes.

A quarter inch long, the female's stinger is vital to the process of making more tarantula hawks. The sting itself--which is one of the few to rank as a 4 on the Schmidt sting pain index--is used to paralyze an unsuspecting tarantula so that an egg can be laid inside its body. As it grows it eats away the spider's organs until bursting out Alien-style to begin the process anew.

Obviously, in about a month from now we'll have a video of Coyote being stung by the most painful insect in the world, the bullet ant (named so because it's bite has been likened to being shot). Then I guess we'll be all done with these videos. Unless, of course, Coyote takes my advice and starts doing venomous snakes next.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 10:30 (yes, a whole ten minutes and thirty seconds) if you just want to see the sting and writhing around in pain afterwards.

Thanks to Dave L, who got stung in the eye by a bee once and now has venom vision.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I hate how everyone on his videos pronounce his name like "Cowdy". Enunciate motherfucker!!

  • Mr. Popo

    Damn, dude. He's like the new Bear Grills but instead of drinking piss and eating critters guts, he gets bitten and stung for a living.

  • Forblat

    Why write a detailed book describing dozens of insect species when you can make long-ass youtube videos:


  • GreyMatter

    What Revenue dollars? Oh I have AdBlockPlus on and don't see the ads!

  • TBozzly

    Who is that dude who asks him if he's ok after each time he does this?! NO HE'S NOT OK, HE'S CLEARLY A MASSIVE ATTENTION SEEKER!

  • KungFuTreachery

    Oh internet, you rarely disappoint me.

  • Munihausen

    Great post and BEAUTIFUL insect; this guy is a bit of a drama queen, even before he gets stung, but Schmidt would probably still be proud.

  • Andrew

    It's a d@mn good thing he has that fanny pack on...

  • Ollie Williams

    You're allowed to say "damn" on the Internet.

  • Andrew

    Is shut the fuck up ok also?

  • Meh

    Why is a bee called after a bird and a spider? It makes absolutely no sense.

  • Octo

    A BEE? That's a terrifying murderwasp

  • Meh

    And THAT is a better name than Tarantulahawk.. so why:D

  • DeathBotGamma


  • asdfadfs

    it...looks like it's his job to let random things bite him?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    For the bullet ant sting, of course!

  • Tyguy

    I'm not even gonna be impressed by him getting stung by a bullet ant. That tribe in the jungle that wears MITTENS OF BULLET ANTS takes the cake.

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