Bees attack, kill two show horses

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:53am

A Texas woman was in her backyard with her two horses when a huge swarm of bees attacked. She and one of the horses jumped into the swimming pool, but it wasn't enough, Elizabeth Dinh reports.

This backyard is filled with so many wonderful memories for the woman who lived here, she said she had spent so many hours spent out here with her two precious horses, but after a deadly bee attack, she can't ever look at it the same way again.

TIny little things, but these 2 bees were part of a deadly swarm of 30,000 bees, Kristen Beauregard, bee attack victim, "They all just hit me all along my back."

Kristen Beauregard tries, but cannot get the awful images of what happened Wednesday night out of her mind.

She had just finished exercising her two horses, when all of sudden, what looked like a dark cloud of bees attacked, Kristen Beauregard, "It was just black out here, it looked like nighttime out here."

Immediately, Kristen jumped into her swimming pool. It's not normal for a horse to like water, she says, but her 1 year-old Shetland pony, Trump, trusted her when she told him to do the same.

Still, it wasn't enough

Kristen, "And I watched that horse who trusted me to always, always take care of him and I watched him look up at me in so much pain and thrash around and look at me like - why aren't you fixing this?"

Both Trump, and her other horse, 6 year-old Chip, a miniature show horse, were overcome with thousands of bee stings and died. Apparently, their hive secretly grew enormously inside the wall of a shed. She wants everyone to be aware, so they don't lose something or someone they love too, Kristen, "Even if you only see 3 or 4 at a time, have a professional come out."

Kristen tells me she spent thousands of dollar on her horses, including a trailer, she just bought it a month or so ago, but she also says there is no kind of value that can be placed on such a devastating loss.

In Pantego, Texas Elizabeth Dinh

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