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Jun 7, 2013 3:26 PM

Lawn Crew Attacked by Swarm of Bees

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 78-year-old man went to the hospital this morning after he was stung by bees more than 100 times. The victim was in charge of a work crew was cutting grass near Lou's Saloon on Leopard and Navigation.

One of his workers says bees suddenly swarmed out from under a nearby railroad car used for storage. The younger man was stung at least 30 times on his arm while running away.

The older man suffered dozens of stings to his arms, face and neck. He called the crew from the hospital to let them know he was going to be okay.

This is one of many aggressive bee calls we've covered in the past week. Vector Control says they checked out 20 bee calls yesterday.

Tony Pantoja of Vector Control told us bee season will die down as the summer approaches, but for now, you should stay alert and check your home for any hives, especially in trees, electrical boxes and meters.

If you do hit a hive, Pantoja says you should take cover and do it quickly. "Run inside, get in your house or if your car's open, get in your car," he said. "Don't try to jump in the water or try to swat them or try to be a hero, keep going."

Keep going, and call call vector control to spray them down. You can reach them at 361-826-4622. Click here for more information on Africanized Bees and keeping your property safe - http://www.cctexas.com/government/health-district/environmental-health/vector-control/index

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