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Killer Bees Kill Horses, Stings Owner 200 Times in Texas [VIDEO]

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Jul 29, 2013 12:27 AM EDT
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"Killer" bees killed horses and stung their owners in Pantego, North Texas, as they were exercising with their horses, reported the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Kristen Beauregard, 44, said she had noticed an increase in bees surrounding their rented home earlier in the week. However on Wednesday evening as she exercised with her boyfriend and horses, killer bees descended on them, stinging her 200 times and her boyfriend 50 times.

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Unfortunately, her two horses, named Trump and Chip, were killed after they were literally shimmering with bees during the attack, Beauregard recalled. The horses were stung thousands of times.

"They were chasing us down, they were following us. We swept up piles and piles of them ... it was like a bad movie," said Beauregard. Some 30,000 killer bees killed her horses, she said.

The tragic events occurred in her backyard and she jumped into her swimming pool to avoid the insects but she was still stung.

"And I watched that horse who trusted me to always, always take care of him and I watched him look up at me in so much pain and thrash around and look at me like - why aren't you fixing this?" she told CBS, recalling seeing her horse stung to death.

"It got all dark, like it was nighttime there were so many bees," Beauregard said. "We were trying to 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."

The 'killer' bees are being tested to find out if they are "killer," or Africanized, honey bees. The attack appears to be consistent with other "killer" bee attacks in recent years.

Firefighters arrived soon after and tried to save the horses, but it was too late. The bees also stung their dog and killed five of their hens.

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