Hundreds of bees attacked a neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, when something disturbed a local man’s backyard beehives, according to El Paso-area Fox affiliate KFOX.
Firefighters were called to the scene to disperse the swarm of insects. The bees were discovered by a woman who noticed her dog had been attacked. The canine was stung trying to get to safety.
The fire department used foam to kill the aggressive pests, and found out the swarm had come from a neighbor’s beehives. Although beekeeping is not illegal in the area, it can be a risky venture, especially if young children or animals live nearby.
The source reported that the man plans to remove any surviving bees from his yard and relocate them to prevent a future swarm.
One neighbor said a similar situation has occurred with the man’s bees once already, and she fears another attack.
One firefighter was stung during the attack, but did not require medical attention. The dog has been reported to be in good condition.
Aggressive swarms of bees can be dangerous, and homeowners should use caution if they see a swarm. Pest control professionals should be contacted to handle such situations.