TORRANCE (AP) — A Southern California family returning home after church found their 6-year-old dog covered with bee stings and convulsing in the backyard.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

The 40-pound Jindo named Inu died minutes later near the hive under an eave of the family’s Torrance home.

Joe Park tells the Torrance Daily Breeze that he and his family left for church on Sunday and the dog was happily playing in the backyard. When they returned hours later, she was lying in the yard, covered with hundreds of bee stingers.

A family friend frantically tried to remove the stingers, but the dog died minutes later.

Hive removal expert Don Sorensen says there may have been 25,000 bees in the hive. It’s not known if they were aggressive Africanized killer bees.

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Comments (8)
  1. TT says:

    thats too sad – im so sorry for your loss….

  2. Corinne says:

    So sad. But the pounds are horrible killers too, and that should not be permitted.

  3. Den says:

    Very tragic. Whether those bees were domestic or so called africanized bees doesn’t matter. They attacked and killed an innocent dog and should be destroyed.

  4. Alois Saint-Martin says:

    Bees Will Be Bees It Is Illegal to Harm Creatures like Skunks or Raccoons In Torrance by the way … Bravo Torrance ! Im sure our Jindo Pal would Agree.

  5. Charlie sheen says:

    Why does the Times have to bring the RACE of the bees up? Can’t they just leave it at bees in general ?

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