A Very Nervous Coyote Peterson Allows Himself to Get Stung by a Velvet Ant Known as the Cow Killer

Brave Wilderness host Coyote Peterson has once again intentionally allowed himself to get stung, quilled or bitten by a wild animal in order to show his viewers what the effects of such injuries have on a human body. In the first of his search for the most painful sting, the normally unflappable Peterson was more than a little nervous encountering the business end of a wingless wasp known as a velvet ant and nicknamed cow killer.

The Velvet Ant, which is actually a species of wingless wasp, is well known for possessing one of the most painful stings in the insect kingdom. In fact, this legendary sting is so painful it has even earned them the nickname “cow killer” because it is said to be so excruciating it can actually kill a cow. Now the cow killing part is simply a myth but in his quest to work all the way up the insect sting pain index to the most painful sting on record, which is that of the Bullet Ant, Coyote has decided he better find out just how bad the number four ranked Velvet Ant is first.