The bees are currently being tested to see whether they were in fact killer bees, or "Africanized."
The bees are currently being tested to see whether they were in fact killer bees, or "Africanized." Creative Commons

A swarm of killer bees attacked and killed two horses in Texas. The bees also attacked and swarmed a couple before they ran and escaped the swarm by jumping into a pool for safety. The incident seems like one out of a horror movie, with the victim Kristen Beauregard and her boyfriend running from 30,000 bees after the swarm had stung her two horses to death. The couple was exercising a Shetland pony and a small horse, named Trump and Chip, on Sunday night, when she noticed Trump, a Shetland Pony, becoming increasingly agitated.

Beauregard soon realized a swarm of killer bees were stinging her horses, then the killer bees started to attack the couple, who ran from the pursuing swarm and jumped in a pool. Even under the water, the incessant killer bees would not stop their pursuit. Every time Beauregard and her boyfriend came up for air they were stung, Beauregard was stung about 200 times and her boyfriend was stung about 50 times.

"It got all dark, like it was nighttime there were so many bees," she told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We were trying stand up in the water but every time we stuck our heads out for air, they would cover us and start stinging us. We were trying to breathe and they were stinging us in the face and in the nose."

Once escaping from the pool, the couple made a break for their home, where Beauregard's boyfriend called 911. Bees chased the couple and attempted to follow them into the house, the swarm crashed into windows. Soon after the 911 call was placed, firefighters arrived with special gear and a foam substance used to clear the bees.

"They were chasing us down, they were following us," Beauregard said of the incident. "We swept up piles and piles of them ... it was like a bad movie."

Trump, the Shetland Pony also attempted to avoid the swarm by rubbing against bushes in an attempt to wipe off the bees. According to CBS News, the horses had so many bee stings that they "shimmered and could not be saved." Trump survived until vegetarians arrived, he was sedated and brought to equine veterinarian Patricia Tersteeg's clinic."He was so overwhelmed by bites that his body could not handle it," Tersteeg said. "That's way too much for any 250-pound mammal to survive."

The bees are currently being tested to see whether they were in fact killer bees, it is still unclear what exactly caused the swarm of 30,000 bees to leave the hive and attack. The bees also killed five hens, and stung the couple's dog.

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