Swarm of bees attacks, kills dog

Dog stung 14 times in the face

Published On: Sep 08 2012 03:14:50 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

A Houston woman said her dog died after being attacked by a swarm of bees.

Agathe Bourgogne said she was walking her 5-year-old mixed breed rescue dog Bella on Wednesday when it happened. She said Bella was stung 14 times in the face.

The bees were apparently agitated by a lawn mower that had just passed over their hive in the underground water meter.

Bourgogne says she suffered at least seven bee stings trying to rescue Bella.

A spokesman at the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department said he walked the area Friday and located the swarm in the water meter, which was on property owned by Cambridge Glen Condos.

Property manager Candi Lacy, who says the dog's death broke her heart, had a pest control company remove the hive Friday.