2 horses euthanized after swarmed by bees in Texas

Disappearing Bees

EULA, Texas (AP) — Two horses had to be euthanized after being swarmed by bees in West Texas.

The owner of one of the horses told KTXS-TV in Abilene that the stinging bees completely covered the animals and there was nothing he could do to save them.

Heath Watson says he was at home near Eula on Friday and tied up his horse and a neighbor’s horse when the bees swarmed the animals. Watson was also attacked but ran into his house.

Watson said Monday he even tried to save the horses by bumping them, including an attempt to move the animals with his truck and out a gate but there were too many bees.

The Callahan County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday said both horses had to be euthanized.

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