St. Petersburg, Fla. -- An aggressive swarm of bees attacked two dogs in a
St. Petersburg yard on Thursday morning, killing one and seriously injuring the
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.