Just in time for Halloween, University Place might have its own set of infected zombies.
A University Place man tells Patch that he has discovered the second "Zombie Bee" in Western Washington.
UP Patch Facebook user Larry Golden broke the news today on our page.
Being a hobbyist bee keeper in UP, I have the second, soon-to-be confirmed case of the Zombie Bee in Western Washington.
He added that the website, Zombeewatch.org confirmed the case Monday.
The photos that I sent them verified the larvae and pupae. I have a really cool video of the larvae moving around and a good macro shot too.
Zombies are scary. And for anyone who has watched the movie "Dawn of the Dead" or played the video game "Resident Evil," Rule No. 1 is to run like crazy when you spot anyone or anything exhibiting zombie-like symptons.
But Zombie bees might not strike the kind of fear an un-dead human might. Instead of hunting for brains, a parasite causes them to fly erratically, in circles almost, at night, around lights before they drop dead.
And if what Golden is reporting is true, it will be another feather in UP's cap. Roundabouts, rolling links and zombie bees, oh my!