You Won’t Believe How Hornets Defaced A Brownfield Maine Statue
This seems to be the week for crazy critters in Maine. We've had 50 spiders found in a Norway hotel room, an alleged drug dealer with a pet alligator in Skowhegan. Now, we have statue defacing hornets in Brownfield.
For 109 years, the statue of Union soldier Daniel A. Bean has stood in a park in Brownfield, Maine. For over a century, the statue has endured the punishing New England snow, ice, rain, and summer sun. It has persevered through all of these hardships of nature.
However, this summer, in a situation that is the epitome of 2020, it had to deal with hornets choosing the statue as a place to build their nest..
But, what about the man whom the statue memorializes? According to Wikipedia, Daniel A. Bean was a native of Brownfield who fought and died in the American Civil War. On November 2nd, 1861, when he was just fifteen years old, Bean joined Company A of the 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in a battle near Richmond, Virginia and died of his wounds at a nearby hospital.