In southern Texas not far from the Mexican border a desperate scientist is looking
for a wasp.
And not just any wasp but a large female tarantula hawk.
A wasp known for its aggressiveness and large stinger.
The reason the scientist is desperate is because he is working for a dangerous drug smuggler from Mexico.
This smuggler is named El Groucho he is mean and nasty without any good bones in his body.
He has been sneaking drugs into America for over a decade but lately all of his attempts
from been thwarted by the US authorities.
So he has come up with a cunning plan instead of digging under the border he will fly over it.
So he has decided to use genetically modified wasps as drug mules.
That is where the scientist comes in.
His family was kidnapped by El Groucho a few weeks ago and if the scientist doesn’t genetically modify a wasp into a drug smuggler his family will be killed.
The scientist’s name is Dr Michael Chapman and he is the most respected genetic scientist in the USA.
El Groucho’s crazy idea is to have an aggressive female tarantula hawk wasp mated with a male mexican wasp known for its endurance and its temper.
But most of all for its extra large stinger.
So El Groucho is hoping to have the two nasty wasps offspring genenetically modified into drug smugglers with large stingers to fight off eagles and others large prey and to deliver the drugs to the american public at large.
Up in Laredo the scientist has finally located a female tarantula hawk and is on his way back to El Groucho’s compound in Nuevo Juarez Mexico.
The scientist thinks that El Groucho should be called El Loco instead because his plan is crazy and diabolical.
But he will do anything to save his wife and two children so he puts his foot down and drives towards Mexico.
He arrives at the compound four hours later and El Groucho rush’es him inside and orders him to get to work immediately.
The scientist refuses and tells El Groucho that he want start until he knows that hi family is safe.
So El Groucho orders one of his henchman to bring the family to him immediately.
And a few minutes later the scientist is reunited with his family where they hug and kiss for a while until his family is taken away and he is taken downstairs where a rudimentary laboratory has been set up.
The scientist has a look around and cant believe that El Groucho expects him to work under these conditions.
But he knows that he hasn;t got any choice so he puts the box containing the female wasp on a table and gets to work.
He looks over to a small glass enclosure about three foot square where a small male wasp is buzzing around.
He captures the wasp and extracts a few drops of sperm from its body.
He places the male back into the enclosure and gets to work.
The scientist examines and modifies the sperm day and night for two days until he is satisfied.
He has one last look under the microscope and than tell s the henchman to summin El Groucho.
El Groucho enters the lab and congratulates the scientist and watches while the sperm is injected into the female.
The female is placed into the enclosure with the male wasp where they quickly size each other up.
The scientist is going crazy while he waits for the female to lay her eggs.
But two days later she goes to the corner of the enclosure and deposits three little eggs on the glass.
The male comes flies over to inspect the situation but is quickly stung multiple times by the female and quickly devoured.
The scientist and El Groucho are both disappoited by the size of the eggs.
All three of the eggs appear normal and the scientist knows that his family are now in very deep trouble.
Than the female falls to the bottom of the enclosure where she starts to expand.
She continues to grow and grow until she explodes in a cloud of blood and guts.
What emerges is a large wasp about the size of a sparrow who bash’es against the glass trying to escape.
It continues to grow and is now the size of a dove with a mean temper and a stinger the size of a mans finger.
El Groucho orders the scientist to put his arm into the enclosure and pull the wasp out.
The scientist isn’t to keen with this idea but he has little choice when the henchman comes up behind him brandishing a large machete.
The scientist Puts his arm inside the enclosure and is quickly stung by the large stinger.
He grimaces in pain but he places the wasp on the table where it looks at the humans in curiosity.
El Groucho feels like frankenstein with his monster but he looks down at that wasp and starts to talk. “You are my creation and i am your master you will obey my every command and smuggle drugs to america until i tell you to stop ,do you understand?’
The wasp who has now grown to the size of a falcon nods its head in understanding.
The scientist is in a bad way and is struggling to breathe.
He can do nothing but stare in horror as is family is brought to him and are slaughtered in cold blood by the henchman’s machete.
The scientist takes his final breath and he along with his family are dragged outside and dumped in the backyard.
For three months the wasp flies back and forth from Texas and Mexico delivering its evil wares.
Every time it returns it feeds on the scientist and his family has his saddlebags replenished and takes off for america once again.
On its way back to america the modified wasp is caught in a storm where it is battered by the wind and rain.
One of the saddlebags burst open and over a kilo of cocaine enters its system.
The wasp savours the taste of the drug and it immediately wants more.
It puts its stinger into the saddlebag and has another taste.
The wasp alters course and heads back to Mexico and his master.
It continues to have taste after taste of the drug until its brain becomes damaged by the drug.
The wasp who is now the size of an albatross with a stinger the size of a baseball bat is now on a rampage.
El Groucho and the henchman are in the compound counting all the dirty money when the wall comes crashing in.
They both look but cant believe what they are seeing.
The wasp has grown into enormous proportions it is now the size of a large dog and it is still growing.
Its stinger is now as long and thick as a mans leg.
The henchman swings his machete but with little impact.
The wasps exoskeleton is now armour plated with a two inch thick skin of steel.
It hovers over El Groucho and the henchman
Then it strikes.
The henchman is impaled on the giant stinger and is injected with venom and his insides quickly turn to mush.
The wasp sucks up his liquid lunch and with a burp of satisfaction he releases the dried up husk.
Than the wasp turns its attention to El Groucho.
But El Groucho is nowhere to be seen.
While the wasp was having its meal he made his escape.
The wasp is pissed off that it cant have a proper revenge.
So it digs once more into the saddlebags and has another taste.
Next stop Texas.
Part two is coming soon so stay tuned.