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Bees kill dogs, injure woman

October 27, 2008|Times Wire Reports

A 70-year-old woman was injured and three dogs are dead after a swarm of bees terrorized a Palm Beach County neighborhood.

Authorities say crews removed 50 pounds of honeycomb from the side of a home after the attack.

The bees swarmed Nancy Hill and her two dogs. Hill was treated at a hospital, but the dogs died. The bees also attacked two other dogs in the neighborhood. One died and the other was injured.

Lab tests should determine whether the bees were Africanized bees, also known as killer bees. Their stings are no more potent than an ordinary bee's, but they are far more aggressive and attack in swarms.

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