The local electric company recently hired a company to cut back the branches and trees that were close to the power lines, which is good, though I personally think they cut down way more than necessary on our property but I am not going to go into that now. What we discovered was a huge wasps nest that I couldn't resist taking pictures of. I think they were bald faced paper wasps. (I am not really fond of insects, spiders or snakes but feel compelled to photograph them.) I did get quite close as there didn't seem to be any activity around the nest except for one lone wasp that you can probably see in the picture. I am not a complete fool. I wouldn't have ventured too close if it seemed like there was a lot of activity. I also went out early in the morning when the temps were in the low 30's so if there were wasps they wouldn't be moving too fast. I took several close ups but wish there had been something close by to compare it to so that you could really get a sense of how big this thing is. I mean it is easily the size of a basketball!