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Terry del Fuego
2021-04-30 14:29:38 UTC
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[Another in my long-running series "Leaving the House Is Stupid".
Also, "remediating".]

<https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/us/texas-man-killed-by-bees-trnd/index.html>

A Texas man mowing his lawn was killed after he was attacked by an
aggressive swarm of bees

By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN

Updated 7:17 AM ET, Fri April 30, 2021

A man in Texas died unexpectedly after being attacked by a swarm of
bees in his yard.

A 70-year-old man was mowing his lawn in Breckenridge when he was
attacked by a swarm of Africanized honey bees, also known as killer
bees.

The Breckenridge Fire Department said in a Facebook post that when
they were dispatched on Monday, they arrived on scene with the
sheriff's department and were immediately met with "very aggressive
bee activity."

Medical officials said the man was severely stung and went into
cardiac arrest. They started emergency care as soon as they arrived on
the scene.

"AMR did everything they could to make this a positive outcome but
multiple issues turned this into a tragedy with one person not
surviving the attack," the post said.

A firefighter saved the man's wife from the aggressive insects by
removing his protective gear and dressing her in the uniform to get
her out of the home safely. Fire officials said after she was removed
from scene she was transported to the hospital for treatment.

"When all patients were removed from the scene, Sheriff's deputies and
firefighters went door to door and advised people not to use outside
noise making equipment until bees could hive back up and calm down,"
the fire department said.

A local beekeeper offered his specialized equipment to assist with
locating the hive and remediating it.

Bobby Chaisson, operations director at Georgia Bee Removal, told CNN
that the behavior for honey bees in that part of the country is not
unusual.

"Africanized (honey bee) colony is a whole different ballgame and the
way they are managed and behave," Chaisson said. "Especially when you
are dealing with that species of honeybee, absolutely, the vibration
of a lawnmower, the vibration of a weed eater, kids banging or
stomping around close by -- they will get defensive."
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2021-04-30 15:03:35 UTC
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Post by Terry del Fuego
[Another in my long-running series "Leaving the House Is Stupid".
Also, "remediating".]
<https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/us/texas-man-killed-by-bees-trnd/index.html>
A Texas man mowing his lawn was killed after he was attacked by an
aggressive swarm of bees
By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN
Updated 7:17 AM ET, Fri April 30, 2021
A man in Texas died unexpectedly after being attacked by a swarm of
bees in his yard.
A 70-year-old man was mowing his lawn in Breckenridge when he was
attacked by a swarm of Africanized honey bees, also known as killer
bees.
There was a time once when I was walking my dogs through the thin line
of blue spruce we have along the property line when we came across
thousands and thousands of the mofos clustered together on one of the
trees. There were a few scouts flying here and there, too. Clearly
they were migrating, and had stopped overnight to rest. The dogs and I
didn't react at all, which kept us safe. The bees moved on soon
afterward.

You don't start none, there won't be none.

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