Bees attack and kill dog
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is suffering a heart-breaking loss after a deadly swarm of bees took the life of their beloved pet.
A group of killer bees attacked a 5-year-old shepard-mix named Sox at around noon Friday, outside of the Williams' home.
George Williams' eyes and mouth are swollen after suffering over a dozen bee stings from Africanized killer bees that swarmed and killed his 70-pound dog. George was trimming the tree in the backyard, but he got too close to the colony where more than 70,000 Africanized bees lived. "He went back to this tree where we discovered the biggest bee hive in the world, and they told us they are African Bees," said Debra.
George and his other dog escaped with their lives, but Sox died in the vicious attack that came without warning. "One dog was covered in bees, the other dog I got him loose. It was all I could take before I had to get out of there. I wound up naked in my front yard," George said. "I was like, what the hell, and I just took my clothes off. They tried to get in my eyes, my ears, everywhere.
"What if those bees would have attacked a little child," he questioned.
Bee expert Adrian Valero was called in to kill the hive. He said, without a doubt they were killer bees. Valero said he treats a few Africanized hives a month throughout South Florida.
The Williams said they knew all along the bees were not your average honey bees. "Those bees are aggressive, man, and they have been here since I got here. I called people about them before," revealed George.
The bee keeper said he thinks he killed about 50,000 bees, but he believes the worker bees are still swarming around and will return sometime later tonight. He warned residents to keep a can of wasp spray and be prepared to attack.
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