MOODY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A hive of 40,000 Africanized honey bees, known as “killer bees,” killed a Central Texas man and hurt a woman who came to his aid.
It happened in Moody, about thirty minutes south of Waco.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
McLennan County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Cawthon told the Waco Tribune-Herald that Larry Goodwin was driving a tractor on Saturday when attacked. Goodwin ran to a house about 50 yards away and tried to use a garden hose to ward off the swarm.
A woman came out to help and was also stung. Goodwin was pronounced dead on the scene.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Allen Miller, owner of Bee Be Gone, who later destroyed the hive, said Goodwin apparently hit a pile of wood that housed a hive. Miller estimated it contained about 40,000 bees. He said Africanized bees attack much more aggressively and in greater numbers than European bees.
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