Killer Bee Swarm Injures Couple, Kills Horses

The couple suffered a collective 250 bee stings


A couple in North Texas were attacked Wednesday by a swarm of over 30,000 bees.

The bees were believed to be Africanized bees (Killer Bees). The swarm of bees attacked 44-year-old Kristen Beauregard and her boyfriend while they were walking behind their house with their horses. Beauregard and her boyfriend jumped into their pool to escape from the bees, and were followed by both their horses, reports Newsmax.

“We were trying stand up in the water but every time we stuck our heads out for air, they would cover us and start stinging us,”Beauregard told Newsmax. “We were trying to breathe and they were stinging us in the face and in the nose.”

Beauregard and her boyfriend eventually made it into their home where they called 911. Firefighters showed up and sprayed the bees with a foam substance to clear them from the area, reports Newsmax.

One of the horses died from the stings that day. The other horse had to be put down at a veterinarian clinic the following day. Also killed by the bees were five hens. The couple’s dog was stung by the bees but lived. Between the two the couple had over 250 bee stings, reports Newsmax.

A six-foot beehive was found and removed by exterminators. The beehive was in an abandoned shack on a nearby property. The bees are being sent to a lab to determine if they were killer bees.

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