Ariz. Bee Attack Kills 1,000-Pound Hog

Farmers were trying to move a hive that weighed around 200 pounds on Wednesday as an estimated 250,000 bees swarmed around like a black cloud.

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) -- Killer bees attacked several farm animals and killed a 1,000-pound hog at a southern Arizona farm in Bisbee.

KOLD-TV (http://bit.ly/nd3tO3 ) reports farmers were trying to move a hive that weighed around 200 pounds on Wednesday as an estimated 250,000 bees swarmed around like a black cloud and stung animals and farm workers.

Bee expert Reed Booth says he was surprised at seeing the bees kill a 1,000-pound hog, considering the animal has several layers of fat and skin. An 800-pound pregnant sow was stung so many times that she went into a coma and lost her litter.

In northern Arizona, a man remains hospitalized after he was stung more than 1,000 times Sunday. Yavapai County authorities say 49-year-old DeWayne Spires disturbed bees nesting under a cattle trough.

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