One Dead Two Injured as Killer Bees Attack Dogs
SWEETWATER, TX -- Two dogs were injured and one was killed on Wednesday after being attacked by African Honey Bees.
On April 24, three dogs were taken into the East Ridge Veterinarian Hospital after the were swarmed by killer bees.
The two bigger boxers had too many many bee stings to count but survived the attack. The other smaller dog unfortunately did not make it after the ambush.
According to KTXS, Africanized bees are hyper aggressive when defending their hives. They send hundreds of bees to attack.
The usual cause is a weed eater or a lawnmower. The sound and vibration "ignites their aggression,"
The following are ways to defend yourself against killer African Honey Bees:
- Run away and cover your head and neck with a shirt. Running through tall grass or small trees will help to disrupt the bees.
- Do not stand and swat at the bees. The bees are defending their nest. You need to get away as quickly as possible.
- Take cover in a bee-proof vehicle or structure if either is available.
- Do not jump into the water or hide in bushes. The bees will wait for you to come out.
- Remove the stinger quickly by scraping it rather than by pulling it. Stingers left in the skin continue to deliver venom for up to 10 minutes.
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