Kristen Beauregard, 44, was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend around 50 times as the insects chased and followed them in Pantego, north Texas
July 29, 2013
Kristen Beauregard, 44, was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend around 50 times as the insects chased and followed them in Pantego, north Texas.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Kristen Beauregard had noticed bees near her home and had tried in vain to get rid of them.
On Wednesday evening, as she was exercising one of her two miniature horses, thousands of bees attacked her and her boyfriend. According to reports the horses, Chip and Trump, were so covered in bees they shimmered. Neither could be saved.
“They were chasing us down, they were following us,” Beauregard told the newspaper. “We swept up piles and piles of them. … It was like a bad movie.”
Firefighters were forced to spray a foam substance to clear the bees before dragging the minature horses to a pasture. Chip. the 6-year-old show horse died before a veterinarian arrived, and Trump, the Shetland pony, spent a night sedated at a veterinary clinic but also died.
“He was so overwhelmed by bites that his body could not handle it,” equine veterinarian Patricia Tersteeg said.
“That’s way too much for any 250-pound mammal to survive.”