In Moody, Texas, Larry Goodwin, 62, was pushing an old chicken coop over with his tractor, trying to clear it from his property.
A simple chore turned into a fatal attack when a swarm of killer bees came out of the coop and attacked Goodwin.
His neighbor, John Puckett said:
"He lifted the whole hive and disturbed them all and they just came swarming out of there and trapped him on his tractor. When we got to him, he was purple, he had thousands and thousands of bee stings on his face and arms."
Sadly, there was nothing they could do for Goodwin.
This tragedy could have had even more fatalities too.
Puckett's wife and daughter were each stung 100 times!
"I came pretty close to losing my family."
We feel awful for the Goodwin family and their loss, our hearts and thoughts go out to them.
We're just glad that more people weren't hurt by this deadly swarm of Africanized bees!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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