That quote is very funny. I'm sure murder is a human invention, animals just do what they do. I've watched the documentaries about monkeys, and other animals, but I don't think it could be called murder, although it might be an interesting topic. Back to that slow news day...
That's local news for us, even as far south as the central Oregon coast, I read the link, but didn't watch the video, originally they were talking about cutting the whole tree down.
Maybe they got some advice from the guys in Japan I've watched documentaries about, some of them are really dedicated to killing the hornets. Using the radio/gps tracking on them was a good idea though, a little easier than the ribbons I saw used in the tv show.
I still find the name "murder hornet" amusing, presumably a product of our media, I don't recall anyone in the documentaries calling them that.
Well, they're taking no chances here. I just saw the segment on the news, the tree was cut down after all- in "an abundance of caution" Those guys did have some pretty awesome anti-wasp suits. You don't want to see those in the woods either..
Ok, I'm not going to say anything sarcastic about cutting the tree down.( Napalm )