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'Killer bees' attack San Diego County man

March 9, 2011 |  9:36 pm


A 40-year-old Alpine man was taken to a hospital after he was attacked by swarm of "killer bees," according to a report by KSWB-TV.

The man suffered an allergic reaction after he was stung about 10 times while doing landscaping work, the San Diego station reported. The man was taken to Grossmont Hospital.

"He ran up the street to a liquor store, and that's where my engine crews found the individual," Fire Chief Bill Paskle of the Alpine Fire Protection District said. Alpine is east of San Diego.

The Africanized bees have a sting more potent than that of regular bees and often attack in swarms.


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Video: Africanized bees in Alpine. Credit: KSWB