As The Inquisitr reported earlier, a swarm of killer bees killed horses in Texas, two of them, and attacked a couple in the latest such incident.
The killer bees killed horses, miniature ones, and the poor animals were “so covered in bees they shimmered” before succumbing to the multiple stings.
Kristen Beauregard, 44, owned the horses Chip and Trump, and herself was stung a horrifying 200 times in the 30,000 bee-strong attack.
Her boyfriend sustained a further 50 stings, and she describes a b-movie (no pun intended) type massacre, one that overwhelmed Chip and Trump before they could be saved:
“They were chasing us down, they were following us. We swept up piles and piles of them… it was like a bad movie.”
The North Texas woman was exercising Chip when the massive killer bees swarm attacked and killed the horses, and she says she and the horse jumped into a pool in an attempt to stave off more stings — but the killer bees were undeterred:
“It got all dark, like it was nighttime there were so many bees… We were trying stand up in the water but every time we stuck our heads out for air, they would cover us and start stinging us. We were trying to breathe and they were stinging us in the face and in the nose.”
Equine veterinarian Patricia Tersteeg was unable to save the horse, and says:
“He was so overwhelmed by bites that his body could not handle it… That’s way too much for any 250-pound mammal to survive.”
Trump initially survived the killer bees’ attack, but the horse succumbed in the night to stings sustained in the frightening incident. The couple also lost five hens, and the killer bees are currently being tested to determine if they are “Africanized” strains.
Before the killer bees kill horses story was reported last week, a farmer in Texas was also killed after upsetting a massive swarm of the creatures accidentally.