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(DFW Star-Telegram)   One minute you're trotting your horses in the yard, the next minute your horses are dead and you're running for your life from a swarm of 30,000 angry Africanized bees   (star-telegram.com) divider line 45
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2013-07-29 11:35:18 AM  
Africanized?

There goes the neighborhood....fo-shizzle bzzzzz-izzle
 
2013-07-29 11:39:18 AM  
Why do you have to bee so racist, subbee?
 
2013-07-29 11:40:43 AM  
If only they had some sort of vehicle or animal they could have ridden to get away from there quickly!
 
2013-07-29 11:41:01 AM  
PRAISE OUR DARK LADY. SHE HAS RETURNED WITH TIDINGS OF BLESSED EVIL!

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2013-07-29 11:41:14 AM  
He should have just given them his pollen and no one would have gotten hurt.
 
2013-07-29 11:43:07 AM  
Are they attractive and successful?
 
2013-07-29 11:43:58 AM  
Funny, I just used 5 gallons of gasoline and a gallon of kerosene to kill an underground colony of them this past weekend.
 
2013-07-29 11:45:24 AM  
Thanks, Africa.
 
2013-07-29 11:48:22 AM  
Almost certainly Africanized.  Probably what happened was the horse swatted one with its tail or stepped on one.  Once that happens the entire hive attacks due to the pheromone trigger.

They don't give up either.  They will chase for over a mile and as this lady found it, they will wait for you if you go in water.  Nasty evil little bastards.
 
2013-07-29 11:48:58 AM  
Useless cute horses. A real horse woulda been able to get the hell outta there. Just like the dog who didn't die
 
2013-07-29 11:50:36 AM  
The Africanized bees are easy to identify.  They swarm into a Waffle House at 3 a.m., act loud and boisterous then leave without tipping.
 
2013-07-29 11:50:42 AM  
injecting medicine to treat allergic reactions and giving "massive doses of Benadryl," an antihistamine.

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2013-07-29 11:54:00 AM  
Neigh the bees!
 
2013-07-29 11:56:19 AM  
 
2013-07-29 11:57:26 AM  

Rand's lacy underwear: injecting medicine to treat allergic reactions and giving "massive doses of Benadryl," an antihistamine.

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The article is technically correct. The typical cocktail they will use is SubQ/IM Epinepherine, 1:1000 in 0.01mg/kg doses, up to a max of 0.3 mg/dose every 3 to five minutes until signs of angioedema or respiratory distress become less severe. If the patient is peri-arrest, they'll give 0.5mg 1:10,000 through a large bore IV.  Benedryl is given in a single dose of 25-50mg or 1mg/kg to a max of 50mg. A fast acting corticosteroid, like decadron or solu-medrol, is given IV, along with rapid fluid infusions. Duoneb, a mixture of an anticholinergic agent called ipatropromium and a bronchodilator called albuterol is given every 10-15 minutes until bronchospasm ceases. An H2 blocker, like Rantadine, is given IV as well.

All this is going on while they brush the stingers out of the skin.

Some doctors will also give Glucagon if the patient is on beta-blockers, to eliminate their effects. Beta Blockers prevent response to Beta 2 Agonists, and can complicate treatment.

If their facial swelling is progressed so badly that they are hypoxic or peri-arrest, they might end up buying a field cutdown and tracheostomy.
 
2013-07-29 11:57:44 AM  
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2013-07-29 12:02:12 PM  
Don't fark with Texas, killer bees, Texas.
 
2013-07-29 12:04:05 PM  
Pussies

www.centerforhoneybeeresearch.org
 
2013-07-29 12:11:39 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Funny, I just used 5 gallons of gasoline and a gallon of kerosene to kill an underground colony of them this past weekend.


I have to do that this evening.  I've been sorta putting it off - also they're just yellow jackets - but the rate at which the size of the nest is expanding is pretty astounding and I guess I'm going to have to.

5 gallons of gas?  You must have a pretty good sized crater in your property.  Don't ask me how I know that.
 
2013-07-29 12:13:37 PM  
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2013-07-29 12:14:50 PM  
No sudden movements. . .
 
2013-07-29 12:17:39 PM  

Cold_Sassy: 5 gallons of gas? You must have a pretty good sized crater in your property. Don't ask me how I know that.


Yeah, damn thing is about 4 feet in diameter and maybe 2 or 3 feet deep in places. We strung a hose and fuse out to the nest slowly not to disturb it and then from a distance of about 100 feet used a small hand pump to pump a bunch of gas and kero into the ground. Lit and then sat and waited.

The fireball was out of farking hollywood :)
 
2013-07-29 12:18:22 PM  
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2013-07-29 12:21:41 PM  
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2013-07-29 12:22:17 PM  
What a horrifying story.
 
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2013-07-29 12:25:32 PM  
the bees don't like vibration and the colors red and black

the poor black girl wearing the red dress running through a field blowing a gazoo is in trouble.

from the movie "bees"
 
2013-07-29 12:52:46 PM  

hardinparamedic: Rand's lacy underwear: injecting medicine to treat allergic reactions and giving "massive doses of Benadryl," an antihistamine.

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The article is technically correct.


I just meant it's redundant. Unless they gave the horse Benadryl only as a sedative, and then threw their hats and stomped on them in frustration when it accidentally antied the allergic.
 
2013-07-29 12:54:41 PM  

Cold_Sassy: I have to do that this evening.  I've been sorta putting it off - also they're just yellow jackets - but the rate at which the size of the nest is expanding is pretty astounding and I guess I'm going to have to.


A couple years ago, I had a nest of yellow jackets make a home underneath my front door. We tried everything (except for fire...given this was under my front door), I snapped one day, took a vacuum cleaner outside (with that spinning inside compartment), and just siphoned the bastards up as they exited/entered. I spent a couple hours outside before my brother came out and told me it was, "the crazy lady solution." I did not care--the satisfying thunk of each pest in the tube was therapeutic.

It worked marvelously. The Hoover killed/mangled all it ingested, then I simply dumped the canister out into the front yard as a warning to any leftover survivors.
 
2013-07-29 01:03:46 PM  
Stinga PLEASE!
 
2013-07-29 01:05:57 PM  
For wasp nests I use soapy water in a super soaker.

Not only is it very effective, if it sprays back and you, it doesn't matter because it is just soapy water.

It not only kills the wasps, it kills the nest.
 
2013-07-29 01:11:37 PM  
Time for the "war on bees". A few drone strikes should sort that out quickly.
 
2013-07-29 01:15:13 PM  
stories like this are the reason i never go outside.
 
2013-07-29 01:38:38 PM  
They should have just stood there and enjoyed it.

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2013-07-29 01:39:49 PM  

enderthexenocide: stories like this are the reason i never go outside.


But we were counting on you to kill them.
 
2013-07-29 02:09:08 PM  
Poor horses :(

This coming from someone that farking hates horses.


"The couple's dog was stung several times, too."

Sounds like the dog had the most sense of them all and GTFO ASAP.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/07/26/5032725/thousands-of-bees-att a ck-couple.html#storylink=c
 
2013-07-29 02:47:03 PM  
Awww. My dog Tucker got stung to death by Wasps. His collar got stuck on the fence he climbed under and that's where I found him when I got home from school. The image of his body still haunts me :(
 
2013-07-29 02:49:40 PM  
Goodbye, horses.
They're swarming over you.
 
2013-07-29 02:55:35 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: Awww. My dog Tucker got stung to death by Wasps. His collar got stuck on the fence he climbed under and that's where I found him when I got home from school. The image of his body still haunts me :(


Dear god, that's sad. I'm so sorry.
 
2013-07-29 03:25:02 PM  
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2013-07-29 03:29:08 PM  

Snaptastic: fying thunk of each pest in the tube was th


This works on many pests. A good thing to do beforehand is to sprinkle some corn starch on the floor and vacuum it up. Then when the bugs or whatever get into the vac bag, they can't live very long because the moisture in their bodies gets absorbed and they die in there. Very useful for ants, etc.

/thanks to grandma for this hint
 
2013-07-29 04:18:50 PM  
I still think it is funny that when bees are needlessly violent and damage the land value they're Africanized.
 
2013-07-29 04:19:15 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Funny, I just used 5 gallons of gasoline and a gallon of kerosene to kill an underground colony of them this past weekend.


No, you didn't. You killed Yellowjackets. Africanized Honey bees look like this:

www.adkinsbeeremoval.com
And NEVER nest in the ground.

Yellowjackets Look like This:
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And they almost always Nest in holes in the ground.

Biggest difference between the two in an attack is that the Bees get one shot before they die due to a barbed stinger that embeds in the enemy, while the Yellowjacket (a type of wasp) has a smooth stinger and can sting repeatedly, even after it has pumped all of its venom into the target.

/Yes, I also dislike people who ask if the Bee or Wasp "Bit" someone.
//Raised Bees with my Dad for several years.
///Found and adopted many wild hives, so I happen to know a bit on the subject.
 
2013-07-29 08:39:26 PM  
Yikes... I just drove past that place 2 weeks ago. Pantego is surrounded by Arlington and is a densely populated area. Local pest control folks are gonna be fielding a lot of calls from concerned homeowners I'd imagine.
 
2013-07-30 07:49:17 AM  

Rand's lacy underwear: enderthexenocide: stories like this are the reason i never go outside.

But we were counting on you to kill them.


i see what you did there.
 
2013-07-30 10:33:44 AM  
I'm 1/2 mile from Arlington and was horrified by this story over the weekend. I was going to submit it myself, but wanted a clever headline and never got around to it.
 
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