Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bees go on the offensive in California

By Fox 5 San Diego

This is a story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A huge swarm of africanized bees attacks two California sisters. They're OK, but their family dog is dead.

It happened in Vista, California. The sisters, ages 19 and 20, returning home with a friend. Getting out of their car. And suddenly - the bees attacked.

"I started running," says Quinn Rodgers, the younger sister.  "We each had our own swarm. Everyone was running and screaming. I'm sure it looked wild."

They got inside the house to safety but not until they'd been stung numerous times. But later they looked in the yard for the family dogs. Finding one of them stung to death - the other missing.

Exterminators were called and went to work. That's when dead bees started falling through vents throughout the house. About 4,000 of them in all.

The exterminators say it was the largest and most aggressive bee colony they've seen.

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