Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hymenoptera Counter-Attack!

Hiker Falls 200 Feet After Bee Attack

PHOENIX -- A hiker who went off a South Mountain trail Monday was attacked by a swarm of bees before falling 200 feet into a ravine, Phoenix firefighters said.

The man, who is in his early 30s, was hiking alone around 5:30 p.m. when he left the trail to hike up a gully and was ambushed by hundreds of bees.

"He was waving his shirt and then he was actually just full of bees," said hiker Ken MacKenzie, who witnessed the incident.

When the hiker tried to escape the bees, he fell.

Clearly, we must step up our efforts!

1 comment:

Michael said...

This is why we need to deal with them, before they become an imminent threat.

Works every time.