GoPro captures exterminator taking out 'granddaddy of all hornet's nests'

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'Mother' of all hornets nests grows in Louisiana shed

PATTERSON, Louisiana (KTRK) -- An exterminator destroyed the "granddaddy of all hornet's nests" at a home near New Orleans. Jude Verret said he responded to a call from the homeowner, but didn't expect to see such a huge swarm.

Armed with a GoPro camera, Verrett documented being attacked by thousands of angry, territorial hornets as he pulls apart their home and destroys it with a shovel.

"We got here, what I would say, is the granddaddy of all hornet's nests, European Yellowjacket," he said in the video.

Although he wore protective gear head to toe, Verrett admits he is still a bit uneasy.

"Actually, I'm not usually scared," he said before the unnerving sound of swarming hornets drowned out his words.

As Verrett tore the nest apart, a dizzying number of hornets are seen swarming around and bouncing off the camera lens.

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