Today we set out a breakfast forage on Young’s Hill. Here’s a photo of the morning sun glinting off of Negra’s beautiful head:
As we were watching Jody forage near the cabin, she screamed a little and batted at the air. We all collectively thought she had been stung by a wasp. When Jody started to walk towards the greenhouse, we noticed she was carrying a wasp nest!
A few years ago, much to our surprise, Jamie and Missy discovered the delicacy of wasp larvae.
Chimpanzees in the wild have also been known to brave a sting or a bite to get an insect meal.
Apparently Jody has also found out about this delicacy.
She did pay a price for her prize, today, though. At lunch, Dr. Erin noticed her right eye was swollen. She’ll probably sleep well tonight with a little benadryl and some ibuprofen. We hope the snack was worth it!