It has happened again...another family dog has fallen victim to a deadly swarm of bees, this time, in Plantation, Fla., reported Friday's CBS Miami.
On Friday, Ted Delgaizo's 60 pound American foxhound, named "Babydoll," was attacked while in her own backyard. The swarm of bees descended on the dog like "a cloud," and nobody who tried to help was successful.
Neighbors saw the horrific scene and attempted to intervene, but their efforts were not enough; the doomed dog was stung over one hundred times and died a short time later at a veterinary clinic.
Those individuals who tried to help were stung as well - one neighbor was stung over 30 times and a police officer who tried to help suffered the same fate.
Responding firefighters had to use foam to subdue the angry mass of bees, who had taken up residence on the backside of Delgaizo's house.
Delgaizo expressed worry over what could have happened to his family, stating:
As sad as I am I lost my dog, it save my kids life because it could have been my kids. We had no idea the bees were there,”
Earlier this year, an 80-pound Rottweiler died after a swarm of bees in West Park, Fla., attacked. Several deadly bee attacks took place in Arizona and California this year as well.
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