ALTO (KYTX) - Homeowners in Alto made a shocking discovery when a giant hornet's nest was found in their backyard.
Homeowners tell CBS19 no one has been inside of the trailer in the backyard for several years. In fact, it’s been abandoned for ten years. But when a family friend, Marcus Smith, was helping the family re-model their trailer home, he found the unimaginable.
"So I walk in and I see this massive structure, it looked unreal. Like a cocoon, or like mold," said Smith.
Smith said he was confused at first.
"But then it clicked to me," he said. "This must be a hive or something."
When Smith stood next to it at about 6 feet tall, the nest nearly reached his chest.
Smith said he automatically started doing the research. He compared images on Google to the nests, and noticed it was a hornet’s nest. He said the nest has been undisturbed for quite some time, so it's had a lot of time to grow.
The property owner tells CBS19 she is working on removing the nest as soon as possible with the help of an expert.