September 15, 2011
Bees Swarm in AZ, Kill 1,000-Pound Hog
By David Maccar
What’s the best way to down a 1,000-pound hog? Apparently a swarm of bees can handle it, no problem.
From this story on USAToday:
Killer bees attacked several farm animals at an Arizona animal farm, killing a 1,000-pound hog, Tucson's KOLD News 13 reports.
Freelance videographer Al Signori provided KOLD News 13 with some footage of the attack, saying it was one of the worst bee attacks he has ever filmed, the station says. Signori was with "The Bee Killer," Reed Booth, responding to the call of a huge hive found in an outbuilding of the farm in Bisbee, KOLD says. Booth says the hive weighed about 200 pounds and was home to more than 250,000 Africanized killer bees.
The video showed a big swarm of bees buzzing around a hog and stinging it. Farm owner Jane Hewitt was stung several times on her face and arms when she tried to save the animals, the station says.
"I jumped into a car, but the passenger side window was down, and they came in a black cloud towards me," she tells KOLD. Hewitt says at least three bees went into her ears, and one got stuck between her glasses.