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Huge swarm of bees kills two horses

Posted on Monday, 29 July, 2013 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A couple who were out exercising their horses ended up being attacked by a swarm of 30,000 bees.

The attack took place in Pantego, Texas on an otherwise unremarkable day. Kristen Beauregard and her boyfriend had been out with their two horses when a large swarm of bees seemed to appear out of nowhere and started to sting them relentlessly. To escape the onslaught the couple jumped in to a pool and ducked down beneath the water, however every time they surfaced the bees would latch on and continue to sting.

"It got all dark, like it was night time, there were so many bees," said Beauregard. "We were trying to stand up in the water but every time we stuck our heads out for air, they would cover us and start stinging us." Her boyfriend was eventually able to call the emergency services however it was too late to save the horses, by the time help arrived one was dead and the other died the next day.

"A couple exercising their two miniature horses have been attacked by a swarm of around 30,000 bees, stinging the animals so many times that they died."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Ever After on 29 July, 2013, 4:09
Sounds like a Killer Bees movie.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sundew on 29 July, 2013, 13:48
Very likely these are Africanized bees. What ever genius thought it was a good idea to bring extremely aggressive wild African bees to South America has cost hundreds of lives and pushed out many native New World bee species. There dreams of greater honey production have instead turned into a nightmare of dangerous, highly mobile insects that attack anything that gives off CO2. Tests have shown that you can walk up to a hive if you have a breathing tube; the minute you exhale near the nest the go nuts, probably a defense against African predators like the Honey Badger. It took only a few decad... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by little_dreamer on 29 July, 2013, 15:24
Another Texas bee attack - I think I will stay away for a while. http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=248952&hl=%2Bbees+%2Btexas
Comment icon #7 Posted by Myles on 29 July, 2013, 15:27
A couple exercising their two miniature horses have been attacked by a swarm of around 30,000 bees, stinging the animals so many times that they died. Kristen Beauregard, 44, was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend around 50 times as the insects chased and followed them in Pantego, north Texas. She said they were sweeping up "piles and piles" of bees and "it was like a bad movie". http://uk.news.yahoo...40.html#OkcOXH5 Looks like the boyfriend could run faster. Only 50 sticgs campared to 200 for her.
Comment icon #8 Posted by memento_mori on 29 July, 2013, 17:53
That's un "bee"-lievable. Whomp whomp.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 29 July, 2013, 18:39
Those poor horses...
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker on 29 July, 2013, 20:07
I was very impressed till I read "minature horses". Still it is a tragedy. It is amazing how they don't give up, even when the people are underwater. Maybe we need to import some Honey Badgers??
Comment icon #11 Posted by MyInnerShadow on 29 July, 2013, 23:43
Poor horse! Thankfully over here, our bees tend to be rather more tame, but if global warming is true, and the temps here rise, I fear that more of these kind of species could make a home here, too.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Collateral Damage on 29 July, 2013, 23:47
That's extremely unfortunate.
Comment icon #13 Posted by EtherialNight on 30 July, 2013, 0:04
Those poor horses, that's hideous.


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