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Saturday, November 3, 2018

The beauty of nature

Colorful fall leaves mark a large bald-faced hornet's nest hanging in a tree on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Known for their aggressiveness, baldfaced hornets have a unique defense in that they can squirt or spray venom from their stingers into the eyes of nest intruders. The venom causes temporary blindness.

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