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Midland Man Attacked by Bees, Dogs Meet Terrible Fate

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A Midland man was attacked over the weekend by a swarm of bees after checking on his dogs’ cries. The man survived, but the dogs were not so lucky.

In a heartbreaking story, James Roy thought his dogs were play-fighting in the backyard when he stepped outside to check on them. However, they were both under attack by a vicious swarm of bees. As News West 9 reported, “James Roy is recovering today after being stung more than 50 times…Both [of his dogs] passed away at the vet after being stung more than 1,000 times.”

Susie and Sammy, the two pups, were adopted less than a year ago and were gentle dogs, neighbors have reported. The family is completely heartbroken over their tragic loss, and have no idea where the bees came from.

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Bee Busters, Inc. was called in to see the cause of the swarm and they believe Africanized bees were trying to take over a gentle colony of European bees in Roy’s backyard.