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It would all make for a great early ’70s TV movie starring Gloria Swanson if it wasn’t so damn scary. Apparently, Africanized honey bees in Las Vegas swarm-stung a guy after he accidentally broke open their 50-pound underground hive. We’re talking more than a thousand stings here, people.
It happened late Saturday morning when the victim was digging a trench in the backyard of his son’s home off Spencer and Eldorado Drive. The man, operating a backhoe, moved a large boulder exposing a giant hive underneath. The man jumped from the backhoe, trying to escape by running into a vacant yard, but was brought down by the stinging horde.
Firefighters encountering the attack were forced spray the man down with a fire hose to halt the attack. The man was rushed to St. Rose Dominican Hospital-Siena Campus where he was listed in stable condition, but undergoing painful removal of the estimated 1,000 stingers, one-by-one.
I remember watching plenty of fictional and non-fictional TV shows dedicated to the impending attack of killer bees, including this one:
Learn more about “assassin bees” here.
And remember: Never jump into a pool to escape a swarm. They will simply wait for you to surface. Always try to outrun them, because they are slow.