St. Petersburg, Florida — An aggressive swarm of bees attacked two dogs in a St. Petersburg yard on Thursday morning, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
It happened in the 600 block of 23rd Avenue South. An exterminator has been called to the scene, who says there is an estimated 80,000 bees living in the attic of a home.
The bee expert believes these could be Africanized bees. Africanized bees are extremely aggressive, and these bees apparently attacked the dogs — who were in a neighbor’s yard — merely because they were barking.
The dogs’ owner took the surviving animal to a veterinarian. It is not clear if the dog will live.
The bees appear to still be agitated, and exterminators may not be able to destroy the hive until nighttime.
10 News will have more on this developing story