Horse dies after bee attack in Willcox
WILLCOX, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A woman and her horse were attacked by a swarm of bees Sunday near Willcox, Ariz.
Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office tells KGUN9 that deputies learned of the attack at about 8:30 a.m. and it happened in the 1600 block of west Saguaro Road, north of Willcox, Ariz.
Deputies and first responders arrived at the home and saw that two horses were down, and an exterminating company was on scene.
A woman told deputies that she heard her dogs barking and went outside to see bees attacking her horses. She said she tried to get them away from the horses and was stung more than 20 times in the process.
The woman was treated at the scene and did not want to go to the hospital. One horse was treated on scene by a local vet, but the second horse, a 12-year-old Tennessee walking horse died on scene as a result of the attack.
The swarm left prior to deputies and first responders arrival.