|A larger-than-basketball size hornet's nest hangs under the external unit of an air conditioner of a high-rise on Zhijiang Road M. yesterday. (Shanghai Daily Photo)|
A HUGE hornet's nest, hanging under the external unit of an air conditioner of a local high-rise, has become center of attraction and a matter of concern for residents.
A passer-by discovered the nest, took a photo and uploaded it online at 11:14am yesterday.
The nest, much bigger than a standard basketball, is attached to the bottom of the external unit of an air-conditioner on the sixth floor of the high-rise on Zhijiang Road M. in Zhabei District.
"I passed by the building and saw the hornet's nest by accident," said the netizen, who declined to be identified.
"There were many hornets flying around the nest and some were climbing on the windows," he told Shanghai Daily yesterday.
Residents said the hornet's nest has been around for a while and has steadily grown bigger. They feared that the nest might be a breeding ground for young hornets as it was wrapped with mud and adult hornets were flying around as if protecting the nest.