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Steinbach couple dodge swarm as wasps take over Winnipeg Goldeyes game – SteinbachOnline.com

Steinbach couple dodge swarm as wasps take over Winnipeg Goldeyes game – SteinbachOnline.com

A Steinbach couple is glad they didn’t have to experience the large cloud of hornets that disrupted the Winnipeg Goldeyes game on Sunday.

Dan and Tahnee Hoff were seated a few rows away from the crowd and were able to remain in their seats while other fans had to step aside.

They saw a huge swarm of wasps migrate from the first base stands to the infield.

Tahnee says they watched the players run to second base and tried to get out of the way.

Then he estimates that the wasp cloud was about 15 feet in diameter.

“They didn’t spread out at all,” he says. “They just kept moving across the field like a swarm.”

Dan notes that play resumed after about 10 to 15 minutes when the Wasps headed toward the outfield.

“They went to the far outfield on the right side and hung around that player, and they didn’t stop the play for him,” Tahnee recalled with a laugh.

Tahnee has allergies and was thankful she had her EpiPen with her, but even more thankful she didn’t have to use it. She notes that in all their years of attending Goldeyes games, they’ve never experienced anything like it.

As for the game itself, the Goldeyes lost 8-5 to Fargo-Moorhead. Despite the loss, the Hoffs say it was a good game.