The tale of a woman, trying to mark some exams, besieged by a monstrous flying insect in her own home…

… as described via Tweets on a night that the Calgary Flames play the San Jose Sharks in a winner-take-all Game 7:



8:01 p.m.: The world’s largest flying insect is in my kitchen and it’s freaking me out!!!! HELP!!!


8:03 p.m.: Seriously, I can’t get to my tea ‘cuz the bug is over there


8:23 p.m.: Please San Jose, please win! If this giant bug kills me, I don’t want to die knowing the Flames made it to the next round of the playoffs.


8:30 p.m.: Techniques used for defending self against giant flying bug: swiping at it with hockey stick; throwing exams at it.


8:49 p.m.: Crisis averted. The monster has been captured & released outside my apartment. Please resume your regularly scheduled Calgary Flame hating



And in case you don’t believe it was huge, I took a picture. It was a monster!

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  • My best guess is that it was a bee. It looked like it had a really big stinger and it buzzed really, really loudly. In fact, I first noticed it when I heard the buzz and it was so loud I thought it was my cell phone vibrating. It was flying very, very slowly so I think it was looking for a place to go to die, but I was really really worried that it was going to sting me before it did!

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